UK Racketlon
Written by James Pope

Preface: James Pope was not at the World Singles Championships so Joel Durston – he of the ‘weirdest tennis serve in racketlon’ – agreed to keep the seat warm by doing the British report. He apologises if some great British triumphs seem a little neglected here. If so, it’s certainly nothing...

Written by James Pope

 

824 days will have passed from that glorious sunny day at the Surrey Sports Park when Jesper Ratzer and Zuzana Kubanova sealed their world titles in very different fashions and when the 15th FIR World Singles Championships start next Thursday in Nurmberg, Germany. Amongst the 287 players are 33...

Written by James Pope

The 2016 UK Racketlon AGM was held after the Hertfordshire Open on Sunday 30th October.  The minutes of that meeting can be found at this link.  Any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Written by James Pope

A crushing squash performance in the final of the Hertfordshire Open, saw Dan Busby gain revenge over Duncan Stahl as the UK’s top two players met for the first time since the latter defeated the former at the British Championships. Elsewhere, Kate Russell claimed her first Ladies A title, while...

Written by James Pope

AGM Agenda – 1 Hour Meeting

To take place at end of day’s play (schedule now too full to do it during the day)



1. Election / Re-election of committees (10 mins)

Current/Proposed:

a) Ray Jordan – Chairman

b) Dave Ridout – Vice Chairman

c) Keith Lesser – Finances

d) Duncan Stahl – Sport...

Written by James Pope



This past weekend, there was plentiful success for the UK players at the Finnish Open in Helsinki.  Primarily this was through Dan Busby took home his second World Tour title of the season as he defeated Swede Mikael Rehn in the final.  In addition to Busby’s glory, there was a Men’s B title for...

Written by Matthew Daggitt

 

Amke Fischer and Stefan Adamsson took home the elite titles from the 2016 Malta Open winning their finals in some style at the Marsa Club.  There where also victories for: Michael Strassle (Men's B), Anita Voelkel (Ladies B & Ladies O40s), Fabio Leibig (Men's C), Stuart Scourfield (Men's D)...
Written by James Pope

Arctic sea ice begins to grow, the nights begin to lengthen and the late summer heat has well and truly left northern Europe, it is time to go on a search for some sun and warmth, thankfully Racketlon has the answer. Such is the excitement for the Malta Open, one player has over eagerly booked...

Written by James Pope

Jesper Ratzer and Martina Meißl defended their titles as the Racket Masters after triumphing on a blustery weekend at the Surrey Sports Park.  After two previous world tour visits to the SSP played in unusually exceptional weather, the 2016 event saw players battle the outside tennis in conditions...

Written by James Pope

 

The world is gripped by Olympic fever and every story in the world of Olympic sport is played out at every Racketlon tournament. This weekend at the Surrey Sports Park, UK Racketlon host the Racket Masters.  We have the athletes who dominate with Jesper Ratzer our sports answer to Anita...

Written by James Pope

At any international tournament there are the big stars who win gold and glory and they deserve every plaudit that comes their way.  At the 2016 Racketlon World Team championships last month the deserved glory was for Denmark as they claimed their first world team title, especially for their star...

Written by James Pope

Last weekend we held the first ever Nottingham Invitational Racketlon event writes Jon Spinks, which in the vast majority consisted of local Nottingham players, with a few players from neighbouring regions added in. It was also fantastic to see that over 40% of all the entries were newcomers –...

Written by James Pope


As a Brit, I am used to long waits for sporting success, but recently we have been enjoying a period of years where these long records have been tumbling.  Winning Wimbledon? Check. Wales qualifying for a major championships? Check.  In Racketlon, there is also a sporting monkey on their back, a...

Written by James Pope

IWT Malta Open 23rd – 25th Sept 2016

 

After the huge success of last year’s Malta Open, we once again look forward to welcoming the worldwide Racketlon community to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta.  The Malta Open carries the Jesper Ratzer seal of approval who said of last years...

Written by James Pope

 


Luke Barnes and Jo Shelley were victorious in the A draws as Racketlon returned to the stunning Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Manchester for the 2016 Go Home Direct North West Open. They were joined in the winners enclosure by Joe Steele (Men’s B), Robbie Smith (Men’s C), Scott Hughes (Men’s D)...

Written by James Pope

On Sunday 26th June GB Racketlon returned to Keele for the 2nd Staffordshire Open, and with all the details here is Tournament director George Roberts and his report.

The Men’s A was a 12 draw with the top 4 seeds, Adit Patel, Piers Boden, Paul Mathieson and Julian Clapp all receiving byes in...

Written by James Pope

What better way to celebrate father’s day than competing alongside your dad in a Racketlon tournament?   That was certainly the opinion of the Gregson, Lau, Ryan and Sweetnam families who all descended on Shrewsbury for the 2nd  Shropshire Open!  Would any of the Father’s or Son’s return home with...

Written by James Pope

The 2016 Racket Masters will be the biggest event on the UK Tour, the event that will allow you, the UK player to test yourself against the best from across Europe in our back garden.  Hosted at the Surrey Sports Park from the 19th to 21st of August, this event features a range of classes from U13s...