Month: July 2021

Grand Finals results G2, G3, G4

Congratulations to the winners of our G2, G3 and G4 Grand Finals !!
Commiserations to the runners up.
And a BIG Thank you to all our REFFs on the night.

It was a great night of sportsmanship and fun, the only poor performance was in getting through the supper provided.
A lot was taken home, so room for improvement there. (Thank you Ian and Sandy !)

Grade 2 – MD Rebels 160 def MD Champs 126
Grade 3 – MD Crocs 154 def MD Alligators 132
Grade 4 – Lilydale Blue Balls 157 def Dromana Cannons 152

And congratulations on the individual efforts below !:-

Best Players for Autumn 2021:
Grade 2
No 1 – Alan Deans
No 2 – Jamie Evans
No 3 – Ryan Birks

Grade 3
No 1 – Joe Moore
No 2 – Marco Premoselli
No 3 – Brett Ramsden

Grade 4
No 1 – Mark Purton
No 2 – Rod Reynolds
No 3 – Chris Thomas


We encourage all spectators interested in watching some premier Racquetball to come along to the Grade 1 GF at MD (GENESIS Wantirna) at 7.30pm on Mon 26th July.


2021 Victorian Open Racquetball Tournament

2021 Victorian Open Racquetball Tournament

The easing of COVID19 restrictions allows us to confidently conduct the Vic Open next weekend at Genesis (MD).
Singles will be played on Saturday 17th and Doubles on Sunday 18th July.

Numbers of Interstate and Country players will be lower than normal due to border restrictions and COVID uncertainty.
We would like as many ESRA players as possible to play to ensure that all participants get good games against players of similar standard.

As we say each year … if you can only give one day to the tournament please consider playing Doubles.

Entries will remain open until Sunday. To enter please contact Paul Vear by phone on 0409 726 887 or by email at 


Grand Finals for Grades 2, 3 and 4 will be played at Genesis Wantirna (Mountain District) on Monday 12th July commencing at 7:30pm.

Grade 2: MD Rebels vs MD Champs … Refs: Lilydale Cowboys
Grade 3: MD Crocs vs MD Alligators … Refs: MD Grace
Grade 4; Dromana Cannons vs Lilydale Blue Balls… Refs: MD Possibles

COVID19 Rules:
• All players, referees and spectators must enter via reception and sign in using the QR Code.
• Face masks should be worn while walking through the venue and when not participating in matches as a player or as a referee / marker.. Face masks can be removed during supper.

Supper will be provided by the Committee. Competing teams should provide their own drinks, remembering to also provide for the referees.


Grade 1:
The Grade 1 Finals series has been impacted by the COVID19 delays which have caused unavoidable clashes between the various squash and racquetball competitions. 
MD Supper Knights and Kooyong Reds have worked with the committee to find a date on which they will both be able to field full teams, and which will not clash with the Victorian Open Tournament.

The Grade 1 Grand Final will be played at Genesis Wantirna (Mountain District) on Monday 26th July commencing at 7.30 pm.

Good luck to all teams participating in the Grand Finals

ESRA Committee


SEMI-FINALS for Grades 2, 3 and 4 will be played at Mulgrave County Club on Monday night 5th July at 7:00pm.

Note: Starting time is #7pm to meet MCC covid kitchen hours.
If any players are going to be late, please let the opposing captain know so that play can begin promptly.

COVID19 Rules:
• All players and referees must enter via reception and QR code/sign in.
Face masks to be worn while walking through the venue and when not participating in matches. Face masks can be removed during supper.

Rayleen Cooper will collect money and organise suppers (food only) for all grades. Rayleen will also provide the match balls.
NOTE: MCC is a licensed venue (no BYO).

SEMI-FINALS #Teams and #Referees are as follows:
• Grade 2 is Champs vs Smash – Refs: Kooyong Frothies
• Grade 3 is Maulers vs Alligators – Refs: MCC Gypsies
• Grade 4 is Bandits vs Blue Balls – Refs: MCC Marvels

The Grade 1 Semi-Final between the Hacks & Kooyong Reds cannot be played on Monday 5th July. The team captains will arrange the night and venue to play their matches and will most likely referee themselves.

Grand Finals are scheduled for Mountain District next Monday 12th July at 7.30 pm.
Gr 1 is Supper Knights vs ?? …. Refs: MD Haze
Gr 2 is Rebels vs ?? … Refs: Lilydale Cowboys
Gr 3 is Crocs vs ?? … Refs: MD Grace
Gr 4 is Cannons vs ?? … Refs: MD Possibles

Good luck to the teams participating in the finals.
ESRA Committee