UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

 

I (Ray Jordan) have recently started running monthly racketlon 'taster' events at Folkestone Sports Centre, Folkestone. The aim is to follow in the footsteps of the monthly local events at Croydon and Redbridge and encourage new players from the local area. Depending on the numbers each time the format will vary and to begin with there will just be one open category each time.

The next event is on Sunday 7th August. It's purely on a friendly basis aimed at those who haven't played before, or who have perhaps just played once or twice. There is no online entry, no trophies/prizes and the draws are done at the start of the event. If you are from Kent (although you can come from further if you wish) and fancy having a go, send me an e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to enter. Entry fees are paid at the sports centre directly to them on the day, £10 for non-members of the centre and £5 for members, plus a couple of quid to me for the balls.

Although these are friendly events, we are allowed to give ranking points - at the lowest weighting, so if it's your first event you will get on the rung!! There will be plenty of beginners and novices at these, as well as one or two who have played before so it's the ideal chance to give it a go under no pressure, or equally challenge one or two more experienced players.

And as the tennis is outdoor - if it rains we may resort to indoor short tennis!!