UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

 

We are aware that entering your first Racketlon event can be daunting, therefore everyone here at UK Racketlon is keen to ensure that this process is as easy as possible for all players!  On this page, will offer you information on entering Racketlon events on the UK Tour, events on the World Tour and advice on which category to enter

 

Playing on the UK Tour

UK Tour events are all events played in the UK with the exception of the when we host World Tour events such as the English Open.  To enter a UK Tour event, we use the general version of Tournament Software (a website with an orange background).  To enter a tournament you will need to be registered with this site and once registered you can enter all the events you like.

Entering a UK Tour Event

Click to enter online and once you have accepted the Tournament Regulations, you will reach the entry screen.  Fill in the information as required including a phone number (we request it is a mobile number in case we need to contact you on the tournament day.  Please leave the player ID box blank as you do not need one, however the entry system will ask you to enter a club.  Any text can be entered here and we recommend you simply enter N/A.  Once your details are entered, click next and select the category you wish to enter.  Once you have selected a category, click next to proceed to payment.  Your entry will then be processed (and you will receive confirmation e-mails).  Your entry will not appear online immediately, the Tournament Director needs to download entries and update the tournament.  As long as you have received an e-mail titled “Confirmation of entry for EVENT NAME” you are in the system and the tournament.

 

Playing on the World Tour

Whether an event in the UK or abroad, everyone at UK Racketlon would encourage you to try the World Tour events.  They offer an opportunity to test yourself against a range of players, many of them new to you as well as watching the very best in the world playing each other, an inspiring (and scary) experience.  World Tour events, run by the FIR, are entered through a private version of tournament software at fir.tournamentsoftware.com (a website with a white background colour).  If you are keen to try out the World Tour or if you fancy a bit of travelling, there is normally a few UK players heading to events across the continent, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to get more information on how to find out who is travelling.

Entering a World Tour Event

The private version of tournament software requires a separate log in to your UK tournament software log in as whilst they share the software, they are separate systems.  If you are new to registering with the FIR Tournament Software, we suggest you add FIR to your UK Tour log in username, for your own convenience.  You cannot use the same log in username as that will confuse the software.  Once you are registered and logged in, the entry process is the same as for the UK Tour events.

World Tour License

This is a once per season payment made to the FIR to play in World Tour events.  It is paid online through Tournament Software prior to entering your first world tour event of the season and it is then valid for all events on the world tour in that calendar year.  There is no license fee to play on the UK Tour.

 

Which Category Should I Enter

All Racketlon events come with a range of categories, some with entry restrictions and others without, these are the open or banded events (A to D), veterans events and junior events. A racketlon season operates in the calender year, so age bandings are applied for players in that calender year.  To enter a junior event (U13s, U16s or U21s), the player must be 13/16/21 or younger on the 31st December at the end of that season (ie for the 2018 season, an U16 must have been born in 2002 or later).  To enter a Vets event (O40s, O45s, O50s, O55s, O60s & O65s), you must turn that age during the calender year.  For example, a player wishing to play in the O40's must turn 40 during the season, ie for the 2018 season, an O40 will have been born in 1978. 

For the banded events, these categories represent ability, with A players representing the best Racketlon players.  A rough guide to each class is as follows:

A - Players will be county standard in two sports and club standard in the second two.

B - Players will be club standard in two sports or club standard in one but regularly training in the other three.

C - Players will be social players in two of the sports with varying levels of experience in the final two

D - Players will be social players in one of the sports with knowledge in one or two of the other sports. 

 

We hope this information helps you, if you have any further questions, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..