UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

After a covid enforced hiatus, in 2022 the World Team Championships are finally back and will be hosted over 2 weeks in Austria. The last time a World Team Championships was held in 2019, the British open teams were dominant – with the 1st team winning our maiden World Cup with a win
over hosts Germany, while our 2nd team backed them up by winning the Nations Cup, beating our 3rd team in the final of that event.


It wasn’t just the open teams that found success, with our Under 16 team continuing their dominance of the Under 16s Team Championships, winning the title for a 3 rd consecutive World Championship. If we include European Championships, our Under 16 teams haven’t been knocked off the top step of the podium since 2014 (when it was an England team emerging as World Champions)! It’s not just our youngsters who go well in the age categories, as our Over 45s brought a gold medal back to these shores!

 

With all that success now squarely in the past, the GB Selection Panel has long since turned their attention to this year’s proceedings, attempting to plot a path to more British success across the board!

The 2022 World Championships will be truly be a moving festival of Racketlon, taking place in its entirety from Friday 19th August through to Sunday 28th August, including all singles, doubles and team events. The World Team Championships for juniors and seniors will be held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August, while the open team events will be held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August. GB will once again be sending a group of teams to the event, however please note that selected players are required to fund their own travel, accommodation, entry fee and kit.

If a player wishes to be considered for selection, it is strongly advised they enter the British Championships and in the category they wish to be considered for. The tournament will be held on 9th & 10th April at the Parklangley Club enter here. For example, if a player wishes to be considered for the Over 45s Team, they MUST play in the O45s event at the British Championships.

If you are unable to play in the British Championships or have any queries about selection in general, please contact Johnny Bispham via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The final team selections will be made by a UK Racketlon Panel by no later than the end of May. The Selection Panel consists of Johnny Bispham, Duncan Stahl, Matilda Parslow and Ray Jordan.