UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

In the wake of the epic British team victory at the 2019 World Championships, Dan Busby decided to stand down as the British team captain and as a member of the selection panel.  This has opened up a vacancy and UK Racketlon are delighted to announce that our new GB Team Captain and member of the selection panel, is Johnny Bispham.  

 

Just in case you don't know who Johnny is...

Johnny joins the current members of the panel Ray Jordan, Matilda Parslow and Duncan Stahl.  Johnny may only be just getting his feet under the selection table, but he wasted no time in getting his first message out to all those players who are interested in representing TeamGB at the 2020 World Team Championships in Rotterdam from the 19th to the 23rd August.  

"The selection panel will be basing their selections on results from UK and World Tour events up to and including the Cotswolds Open (3rd May).  Our plan is to release the squad three months in advance (~19th May).  It is expected that players who wish to be considered compete at the British Championships, and if you are unable to please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.  It is also encouraged that players enter the category for which they wish to be considered, i.e. if you are aiming for the O45s team, you should play in the O45s event.  Finally, players are responsible for all entry fees, team kit, travel, accommodation and food at the World Championships.  Representing TeamGB is always a great privilege and great fun, we are eager to select our sides for 2020 and hope to see yet more success!  Personally, I have always enjoyed team Racketlon and loved all my caps in the GB jersey, to now take on the role of TeamGB Captain is a huge honour for me.  I am very proud, but also well aware I have big shoes to fill after all of Dan's hard work in recent seasons"

Please note, at the time of publishing, the British Championships is close to 80% full, so please enter ASAP!  The tournament takes place over two days, with all categories played over both days enabling players to play both age group, open and doubles categories.  Information on the British Championships can be found here.