UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope
JULY 2010

2010 British Tour Meets The World Tour!

The 8th, 9th & 10th events on the British tour calendar are currently open for entry:
Welsh Open - 24th/25th July 2010 - Two Day (at risk of reducing to Saturday only, enter now) 
Sussex Open, 8th August 2010 - One Day, Limited Capacity
English Open, 20th/22nd August 2010 - Three Day, Large Capacity
To enter the Welsh, Sussex & English Opens & future English & Welsh tour events you will need to register to this website by selecting the 'Create an account' link & please make sure you complete the second 'player' part of the registration process before you attempt to register for the tournament via the 'Tournament Entry' page. When you register for the tournament you will also be required to make payment via paypal. If you are unfamiliar with paypal, watch this useful paypal video. If you have any problems with the registration system, or spot site errors, please report them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are unable to pay by paypal, please please click here for alternative payment methods.
The 2010 Hertfordshire Open, British Championships, Nottinghamshire & South London Opens
Results & summary reports for events 4, 5, 6 & 7 on the British tour, the 3rd Hertfordshire Open, 5th British Championships, 3rd Nottinghamshire Open & 3rd South London Open are all online:
Hertfordshire: read the report here, or view, upload & 'tag' images here.
British Championships: read the report here, or view, upload & 'tag' images here.
Nottinghamshire: read the report here, or view, upload & 'tag' images here.
South London: read the report here, or view, upload & 'tag' images here.

Facebook Presence Growing! 
There are now nearly 600 'fans' of the World Racketlon page & nearly 350 members of the UK Racketlon Portal group. Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with the racketlon community, or contact players befriended at tournaments. Often players are looking for other local racketeers, to share travel costs, or to find practice partners & this is perhaps the best place to start. We also send out event invites via Facebook, so if you haven't joined yet, maybe consider it, just to keep in touch with your racketlon buddies. if you are already a member, help spread the word, by recruiting your  multi-racket buddies that might be interested in our great sport! 

Welsh Team Players Needed for World Championships
After 18 months off through injury, racketlon stalwart Lloyd Pettiford is set to return & join forces with racketlon regular Steve Kneller in resurrecting a Welsh team to compete at the team world championships from the 3rd to 5th September 2010 in Vienna, Austria. This event runs alongside the Austrian Open which is a Super World Tour event, where the maximum world ranking points can be gained. With England & Scotland sending teams it would be great to see a Welsh team joining them, so anyone interested should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or join the Appreciation Society for Wales Racketlon PlayersFacebook group
Broxtowe Junior Racketlon
Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Nottingham hosts a special one day event for juniors on the 2nd August 2010, which it is hoped will build on the successes of recent Redbridge junior participation. Details can be found on the Broxtowe Borough Council website. Entry is £12, or £10 if made online & there are entry categories for ages 8 to 11 & 12 to 15 on the day of the event. Juniors aged 16 to 18 can enter the adult event on the day prior.
Latest Rankings Out!

The latest 2010 UK Rankings, including results from the British Championships & Nottinghamshire Open, are now available to download from the 'Rankings' page of the ERA website. The section also includes a summary of the rankings & links to the world rankings, which have also recently been updated.

Summary reports & full results spreadsheet for all events can be found on the ' links' section of the ERA website. If you haven't already done so, please consider registering to this website, especially if you are intending to enter future events.


New Tour Dates

Keep checking the ERA website 'events' section for new tour date confirmations. A list of locations being investigated appears on the ERA website. If you are aware of a venue that might suit a racketlon tournament please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with relevant details.


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New Racketlon Quiz

2010 Scottish Racketlon Tour

Easter Racketlon 2010

World Sports Festival 2010

Racketlon in Melbourne

Change in License Entry Process

Totally Sporty Training Camp

2009 Racketlon Videography

Tournament Entry Instructions

Finally, if you have any ideas, suggestions, observations, or just want to get involved, please take the time to provide your feedback by replying to this email or by opening up a discussion, using the links below:
Official Homepage of the English Racketlon Association


Official Website of the International Racketlon Federation

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