UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

Racketlon - you play your opponent at table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis (in that order). You play 1 set to 21 points in each of the 4 sports, one after the other, and the player with the most points at the end is the winner. This year's World Championships were held in Zoetermeer, Netherlands between 25th & 27th November,a nd was the 10th time the event has been held.
 
Mens singles final: Mikko Karkainnen (Finland) beat Christoph Krenn (Austria) 21-8, 21-15, 21-11 (no tennis needed)
 
Ladies singles final: Michaela Björnstrom (Finland) beat Natalie Lawrence (England) 21-13, 21-9, 21-17 (no tennis needed)
 
3 English players won medals:
 
- Natalie Lawrence (30, from Somerset) was runner-up in the Ladies Singles, losing out to Michaela Björnstrom of Finland
 
- David Jones (12, from Berkshire) won the Under 13 category
 
- Richard Whitehouse (57, Staffordshire) came 3rd in the Over 55s event
 
Full results can be found on www.resultreporter.com
News items and information about the sport can be found on the International Racketlon Federation's site www.racketlon.net
Information on Racketlon in this country can be found on www.englishracketlon.org
 
My contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
07970 462655
 
Thanks,
Ray
 
Ray Jordan
ERA Vice-Chairman