UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

As we head towards the summer we have an incredible FIVE tournaments open for entry while the British Championships coming up in late June is already full bar two junior places!  The first UK Tour event since we hosted the English Open in early May is the 3rd Staffordshire Open.  Held in Keele, this event is always popular and well received.  Taking place on Sunday 18th June, it represents the perfect warm up for everyone playing the British Championships the following weekend.  Entries need to be in soon as the event is fast approaching!  Entry is here

 


With five events open for entry, there is lots of chances to hit some balls!

 

The British Championships is the second event in the Super Series and events three and four in the inaugural Super Series are coming up in July and August.  First up, we are up to Manchester and the spectacular Northern Lawn Tennis Club for the North West Open.  With grass courts available (assuming we get some dry weather in Manchester…), this event is unique in World Racketlon, the only ATP standard grass courts used anywhere in Racketlon.  Aside from the grass it is a stunning club and an event well worth playing, with good rail connections around the country through Manchester Piccadilly.  Taking place on Sunday 23rd July, entry is open here.  Hot on its heels is the final Super Series event, where we will crown our winners, is the Welsh Open.  Taking place at the Cardiff David Lloyd, a world tour class venue including on-site hotel, this weekend of doubles and singles will take place on the 5th and 6th August and will finish the Super Series in some style. Between the British Championships and North West Open is the Shropshire Open, at a new venue in Shrewsbury on Saturday 8th July, this event has always proved to be popular, moves to the Kingsland Squash and Racketball Club and will feature the option for ladies of playing singles or doubles on the day. Entry is open here.  Our final event is the ever popular Kent Open in Canterbury.  Returning again, this event will take place on Sunday 13th August and run by Ray Jordan it will be a great event once again.  Enter here.


So, five belting events at 5 brilliant venues.  Three tournaments have reached capacity before entry was due to close, so please enter early to avoid disappointment.