UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

As the weather improves, the sun begins to shine and the UK Tour calendar starts to get busier!  In the next month we have four events open for entries with the first of those on Sunday 16th June with our return to the North East for the second Northumberland Open.  The Northumberland Club in Newcastle are highly engaged with Racketlon and the event drew a mix of first timer locals and Racketlon stalwarts when it debuted on the tour in 2018.  Based on early entries, this will be true in 2019, so if you wish to experience one of the up and coming events on the UK Tour, then get yourself onto Tournament Software and enter the Northumberland Open here.  

One week later and we will be heading to Staffordshire for the ever popular Staffordshire Open, which also forms the third leg of the 2019 Super Series.  The 2019 Staffordshire Open at the University of Keele takes place on Saturday 22nd June.  The event is already half full, so you are advised to get your entry in as soon as possible! Enter online here

Next, after an absence for venue renovation, we return to York for the North of England Open on Sunday 14th July.  Hosted at the University of York, with excellent and easy access by public or private transport coupled with (as ever) high standard University facilities, means that this event is bound to be a roaring success.  Entry for this event opens on Wednesday 15th May at 5pm, entry will be here.  

All three of these events are run by experienced Racketlon operators (Jon Spinks, George Roberts and Sam Barker), all three venues are known to the tour and as such all three make for a great chance to play enjoyable Racketlon.  Therefore, as well as entering yourself, it is a great time to also encourage your friends to enter and start their Racketlon journey!

Finally, what do Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Glaumorgan and Nottinghamshire all currently have in common? Well, they are our current entries in the 2019 County Championships, taking place on Sunday 23rd June at the University of Keele.  Following on from the Staffordshire Open, the County Championships will form part of our Festival of Racketlon that weekend.  Always highly competitive, if you are interested in this event or in entering your county, please see the details here.