Rackets (sport)
Rackets (American English) or racquets (British English) is an indoor racquet sport played in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, and Canada. The sport is infrequently called "hard rackets," ...
Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics
At the 1908 Summer Olympics, two rackets events were contested. Only British players participated in the competitions.
Marlborough College
1°44′13″W / 51.416°N 1.737°W / 51.416; -1.737Marlborough College is an independent school for day and boarding pupils located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Founded in 18...
Henry Brougham (sportsman)
Major Henry Brougham was one of the finest all-round British sportsmen of the Edwardian era, attaining success in Racquets, Cricket and Rugby Union. His life was cut tragically short by injury and ill...
Harrow School
Harrow School /ˈhæroʊ/, commonly referred to as "Harrow", is an English independent school for boys situated in the town of Harrow, in north-west London. There is some evidence that there has been a s...
Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles
The men's doubles competition was one of two rackets events held as part of the Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.
Cheltenham College
Cheltenham College is a co-educational independent school, located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Regarded today as one of the major public schools of the Victorian period, it was opened in ...
Racquet Club of Chicago
The Racquet Club of Chicago is a private social club and athletic club at 1365 North Dearborn Street in Chicago, within the Gold Coast Historic District. The classical revival building was designed b...
Ripper (racquet)
Ripper is a racquetball racquet. It is labeled with the word titanium, the slogan "Crushing power", the registered trademark "Wilson", as well as the "U.S. Pat. No. 6,935,975". According to the on-lin...
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army's initial officer training centre and is located near the village of Sandhurst, Berkshire, about 5...
Britannia Royal Naval College
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), commonly known simply as Dartmouth, is the initial officer training establishment of the British Royal Navy, located on a hill overlooking Dartmouth, Devon, Engla...
Malvern College
Malvern College is an independent coeducational day and boarding school in Malvern, Worcestershire, England. It is a public school in the British sense of the term and is a member of the Rugby Group a...
Rugby School
Rugby School is a co-educational day and boarding school located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Rugby School is a registered charity and is one of the oldest independent schools in Brita...
Edmund Bury
Edmund William Bury (4 November 1884 – 5 December 1915) was a British rackets player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.He won the silver medal in the men's doubles competition together wi...
Tennis and Rackets Association
The Tennis and Rackets Association is the governing body for the sports of real tennis and rackets in the United Kingdom. Its first meeting was held in 1907.
See: real tennis organizations
St Paul's School, London
St Paul's School is a boys' independent school, founded in 1509 by John Colet and located on a 43 acre (17 hectare) site by the River Thames, in Barnes, London. It is one of the original nine Britis...
John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever
Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever, DL (20 May 1886 – 19 July 1971) was an American-born English newspaper proprietor, politician, sportsman, military officer, and a membe...
Wellington College, Berkshire
Wellington College is a British co-educational boarding and day independent school in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire. Wellington is a registered charity (#309093) and currently has just over 1...
Richard Harris
Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin i...
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge School is an independent day and boarding school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judd (sometimes spelled Judde). It is a member of the Eton Group, and has...
Charterhouse School
Charterhouse, originally The Hospital of King James and Thomas Sutton in Charterhouse is a collegiate independent boarding school (also referred to as a public school) situated at Godalming in the Eng...
Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Haileybury and Imperial Service College (usually shortened to Haileybury & ISC or Haileybury) is an independent school located near Hertford. Originally a boys' public school, it is now co-educati...
Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's singles
The men's singles competition was one of two rackets events held as part of the Rackets at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.
Leaf broke his hand in the doubles competition and was forced to wit...
Vane Pennell
Vane Hungerford Pennell (August 16, 1876 – June 17, 1938) was an English rackets and real tennis player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.
Vane Pennell was educated at Eto...
Eton College
Eton College, often informally referred to simply as Eton, is an English single-sex boys' independent boarding school located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor. It educates over 1,300 pupils, aged 13 ...