UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

Entry is now open for, the premier event on the 2018 UK Racketlon Tour: the 2018 British Championships.  For this year, the British Championships will be held at the Parklangley Club in Beckenham, London, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April.  The Parklangley Club appeared on the UK Tour for the first time in 2017 as it hosted the very popular London Open, an event that reached capacity 3 weeks before entries were due to be closed and as such, we believe 2018 may be the season where we reach the capacity on the British Championships for the first time.  Facilities at the Parklangley Club are second to none, with a TT practise room, dedicated badminton hall, glass-back squash courts with huge viewing area and a range of tennis options from indoor carpet to outdoor clay, all played out in leafy suburban London.  

To enable us to attract the strongest possible fields for the event and also to ensure the highest quality of Racketlon, the decision has been made to play all categories across both days of the event.  This means that we can play a 16 draw event to conclusion (4 matches for all players) without asking players to play all 4 in a single day.  Should this cause you problems, please contact the tournament director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We expect it to be possible to play out some smaller draws in a single day (events featuring 3 rounds such as an 8 player monrad draw).  Players are allowed to enter a maximum of three categories, a maximum of 1 singles and 2 doubles entries or 2 singles and 1 doubles entry. Players may only enter one banded singles (Men’s A-D, Ladies A & B) category, a second singles entry must be in the junior or vets events.  

In 2017, the British Championships was dominated by two of our young guns, as Hannah Boden and Leon Griffiths took home the main prizes, both would use the British Championships as a springboard for the rest of the season as they were part of British domination of the European Championships U21s category before underpinning the first GB elite medal at a major team championships for 14 years and for Leon, finishing second in the Men’s A event.  Will 2018 see the continued dominance of our young guns or will the chasing pack put the youngsters back in their place?

Entry is online here at Tournament Software

 


Who will take home these prizes in 2018?