UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

Dear English Racketlon Community

Following a get together at the end of May, there are a few updates are below from the English Racketlon Organising Team.

There were some key outputs from the session and we are already well on the way to putting together the 2011 tour which we will publish as soon as possible. A big focus has been to get a better spread of events around the country to develop racketlon further, particularly in the north of England. We are confident that the 2011 tour will reflect this objective.

As well as writing a mission statement, we also talked about a new logo, the 2010 English Open and applying for the 2012 World Championships to take place during the Olympic games. This is a very exciting time for the sport and I hope you all join us in this journey, wherever it may take us.

Best Wishes

The English Racketlon Team

Mission Statement
Vision and mission statements

"As governing body, the objective of the ERA is to promote racketlon in England, making racketlon and multi-racket sports (table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis as one concept) accessible to as many groups and individuals within England as possible, excluding no one.
To achieve this aim the ERA commits to
1. implement development programmes for beginner to elite players and education programmes for coaches and referees.
2. liaise with national government bodies of the constituent sports, partner racketlon associations and other relevant organisations.
3. offer advice and support to all racket sports venues and players using those venues either for social or competitive racketlon and
4. promote good codes of practice for coaches, parents, players and volunteers

Racketlon is fun, clean and healthy. England has excellent facilities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy racketlon and the ERA is committed to facilitate and encourage that enjoyment.