UK Racketlon

The current GB Racketlon Executive Board was elected at the ERA AGM in February 2014 and is due for re-election in 2016.


GB Racketlon CIC (a community interest company) Directors – Keith Lesser, Ray Jordan & Duncan Stahl

Back Office & Events – George Roberts

GB Selection – Daniel Busby

Events Support - Dominique Ford - All-rounder 
Dominique organises the UK Tour and co-ordinates the scheduling of all the events. She has been pivotal to the growth of the UK tour to record levels in 2014 with 14 events. She is often seen leading by example behind the tournament desk, and also is in regular contact with potential venues and offering advice and support to other organisers.

Vice Chairman - David Ridout - Table Tennis Specialist
Though only a recent addition to the committee officially, Dave has regularly been offering feedback and suggestions on various tournaments and ERA projects. Since his appointment as vice - chair he has taken on the project of maintaining communication between UK players looking to play on the European tour.

Event reporting, Database Management + Communications - James Pope - Squash Specialist
A well-known member of the tour for many years, James has recently taken on the role of event reporter and newsletter. Since being in this role he has written regular newsletters and tournament reviews which are both infomative and light-hearted. James also recently wrote an article explaining the new entry system.

Rankings officer - Richard Boreham - All-rounder
Richard recently and successfuly re-vamped the rankings system, and updates it on a monthly basis. Rankings are provided for various age classes and, as well as a yearly tour race to encourage participation of as many tournaments as possible. The rankings are used to determine which class people should play in and also as a guideline for seedings.

 

Website – Matthew Daggitt - Badminton Specialist

Matthew is the man behind the all new racketlon.co.uk website. 

Event Support - Rachel Lawrence, Neil Byrne & Steve Bispham

Rachel is a regular faces behind the control desk at tournaments, ensuring schedules are stuck to, results are kept up-to-date and generally the tournaments run smoothly. As non-players themselves, their contribution is particularly appreciated and valuable as they look to continue the excellent legacy left by Rachel’s late father Richard.

FIR Delegate - Richard Middleton - Squash specialiast

North of England Development – Malcolm Boden, Dan Busby and James Pope
The father of rising Racketlon stars Hannah and Piers, Malcolm this year organised the inaugural Yorkshire Open, which attracted an impressive 59 entrants, several of which were newcomers. With most of the committee based in Southern England, it’s important Racketlon is made easily accessible and continues to grow in the North, and Malcolm and James will be at the forefront of this. The very positive feedback from the Yorkshire Open and decent performances by Northern teams in the County Championships definitely bodes well for the future.

GB Non-Executive - Stuart Foster - Tennis Specialist
Stuart has been a pivotal figure in English Racketlon since it's inception in the UK since 2002, having also served on the International Racketlon Federation / Council from 2002-08. England Team Captain from 2002 until 2011. Co-founded the English Racketlon Association (ERA) in 2008 and served as Chairman until 2011, now been elected ERA Non Exec without an active role as a gesture of goodwill and gratitude for getting the sport going in the UK 13 years ago. 


There are also several individuals without official positions on the committee who run UK Racketlon recognised events. As per the mission statement, the UK Racketlon is fully committed to offering support to anybody who wishes to run a Racketlon event, and encourages anyone contemplating organising an event to have a look over the useful documents below and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.