UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

Following the hugely successful debut in 2015, the Shropshire Open is back for 2016 and will once again take place at The Shrewsbury Club & Shrewsbury Squash Club.

 

Competitors last year were treated to fantastic facilities at both venues, alongside a taste of the good life with a chauffeur driven liveried Racketlon car to ferry them between the venues (just a few minutes away).  Uniquely for a full UK tour event, Tennis will again be played 3rd , with squash following as the final sport.  A change for all those tennis players to build up a lead at tennis and hold on at squash rather than the other way around!   Results from last year show that this can indeed have an impact on the results, with a few shocks and upsets on the day!  Watkins win Vs Busby (+24 ) being a great example.

 

 

 

 

The Shrewsbury Club has all the facilities you would expect from a host venue for international AEGON tennis tournaments, and is well supported by Shrewsbury Squash Club which has the best squash courts in the county.   You will once again be able to record your squash match on Court #3 should you wish.

 

The Shropshire Racketlon team are working hard to on-board some new faces for the 2016 event, including potential challengers in the A draw for both the Ladies and Men’s events.

 

For more information and online entry please visit the tournament software link below:

 

https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=3863F105-9526-4D81-8F39-DB4AC6B4DCA6