UK Racketlon
Written by James Pope

Team Yorkshire captured both the A event titles at the East Anglian Open as Luke Barnes and Michelle Hall came home with the trophies.  Elsewhere there were victories for Johnny Bispham (Men’s B), Tom Kenny (Men’s C) and Steven Sykes (Men’s D).  All in all it was an excellent debut tournament for...

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Christine Seehofer and Jesper Ratzer claimed the 2016 King of Rackets Elite titles in Oudenaarde. There were British winners in the form of Duncan Stahl (Men’s O40’s) and Barbara Capper (Ladies Vets).  These four were joined by Adolphe Fernandez-Diez (Men’s B), Margaux Randjbar (Ladies B)...

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King of Rackets is THE tournament on the FIR World Racketlon Tour, and one I am excited to be ticking off my played list.  Famous moments, infamous moments and Jake Tetley forcing a player to retire rather than play more tennis with him.  The event based in Oudenaarde in Belgium is also the venue...

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Roy Hodgson, Chris Coleman, Michael O’Neil, Duncan Stahl, Dan Busby, Ray Jordan and Richard Middleton, men all tasked with making big selection calls this summer.  However, unlike the first three, Duncan, Dan, Ray & Richard have the far harder job of selecting squads who will head to the...

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2015 British National Champions Duncan Stahl and Hannah Boden will return to the Surrey Sports Park this weekend to try and defend their national titles, but they face a fierce fight from across the UK Racketlon community.  94 players (127 entries) will contest the various categories, or as we...

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Duncan Stahl and Lauren Whiteman claimed their first English Open titles after a buzzing weekend of Racketlon at the Redbridge Sports Centre.  150 entries contested 20 events with singles victories also for Rakesh Gupta (Men’s B), Jo Bennett (Ladies B), Kiran Turner (Men’s D), Jason Granville...

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101 players will help welcome the English Open back to the Racketlon World Tour in what has been an incredible entry, bigger than a number of full world tour events.  19 events from U16s to O65s featuring 147 entries, it is certainly going to be a vibrant celebration of Racketlon, and its ever...

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Essex claimed their first County Championship title with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire, triumphing by 6 points across the whole match.  Division 2 was won by Cambridge 1’s whilst Staffordshire claimed the inaugural Division 3 title as the largest 1 day team event in Racketlon history was...

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Third best Dane/best FIR President, Kresten Hougaard used his bank holiday Monday productively to join Jermaine Manners and Ed Batson as the only players to win their debut UK Tour elite event.  With usual scribe James Pope spending a more traditional lazy bank holiday weekend avoiding Storm Katie...

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For all the information on the 2016 Malta Open (23rd-25th September), please read the PDF here.

We all love this sport, and whilst sometimes it makes no sense to, we all still do love it.  The competition, the variety, the mental element of scoreboard pressure on your creaking tennis serve, the...

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The first (of many) UK player overseas trips took place last weekend as a chunk of the UK Tour regulars headed to Malmo (via Copenhagen) to take on everything Scandinavia could throw at them (Swede's mainly, and some further evidence of "Puppydog" Bispham.  Overseas duty was a new experience to a...

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With the World Team Championships being confirmed for Copenhagen this summer (28th-31st July) Team GB will be looking to improve on their encouraging performances in Prague. This event will feature the World Championship team event and doubles in the same week.

 

As competition and interest for...

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James Pope is alive and has been seen on a variety of courts, to calm Paul Mathieson's pre-Wales concerns, however, James was not in Cardiff this year, so it has fallen to someone else to bring gory details and significantly dodgier than usual nicknames in the tournament report.  This author wishes...

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If you thought that Racketlon was a sport for the youngsters (i.e. those aged 64 or less) - then think again, Wilf Jessop makes the impassioned plea for the older generations to come out in force.

Ask yourself:
 
- Can you stand at a table-tennis table without having to lean on it for...
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The English Open returns after a 2 ½ year absence from the calendar for its 13th incarnation and in the process see’s Racketlon in England return to its spiritual home, the Redbridge Sports Centre.  2016 is the 8th time that Redbridge will host the English Open, which over the years has seen it...

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Danish Racketlon King (Administration Division) a.k.a FIR President Kresten Hougaard, has announced his ambitious plans for the 2016 World Teams & Doubles Championships (28th - 31st July 2016).  Kresten wishes to expand the Amateur competition and encourage multiple teams from all nations at...