The HLTSC racketball team returned to action after the New Year with a convincing home win against Skelmanthorpe, winning the match 12-2 on the night. 

First up was HLTSC captain Ian Smith, who kept Skelmanthorpe’s Howard Willis at bay with a 3-0 win.

Match scores

11-8, 11-3, 11-9

In the second match HLTSC’s James Ramsden was far too strong for Matt Kilner with also an impressive 3-0 winning performance. 

Match scores

11-5 11-7 11-4,

The final match was the closest and most engaging match to watch. A topsy turvy encounter with Dan Lawton having the most stamina in the 5th game to hold on for a great win.  

Up until then it had been an even match with the Skelmanthorpe player just missing out on the first game when he had a chance to take the first game at 9-10. 

The next 3 games were again tight games with rallies often being over 40 shots long. The 5th and final game was a shorter affair as tiredness finally got the better of the Skelmanthorpe player and Lawton won overall 3-2. 

Match scores

12-10, 8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5. 

HTLSC now sit in second place in the league but Queens in third position do have a game in hand.