In a first for Club Towers, we will be holding our very own Racketlon tournament this September to have some fun and try to discover who is the best all round “racquets” player in the Club! We aim to make it a very sociable event and it will give you the chance to test your skills across tennis, squash, racketball and table tennis. If you have never come across a Racketlon before, here’s some useful info!
What is Racketlon?
In a nutshell you play table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. Each sport is played to 21 points and the player with the most points across all sports wins. This relatively simple description hides a wonderful sport filled with intricacy, mental pressure, tactics and a huge amount of fun. Ultimately in Racketlon, every point counts and that makes it an intriguing, exciting and fantastic sport to play. (Taken from UK Racketlon (https://www.racketlon.co.uk/).
The Club Towers Racketlon will not include badminton, but will include squash, tennis, racketball and table tennis. We also anticipate playing to 15 points for each sport, subject to entries.
Who can play?
All adult racquets members who like to play competitively! It’s very common for players to come to a Racketlon tournament with experience in only one or two of the four sports. However, racquet sports players are able to pick up the basics of all the sports very quickly so don’t be put off if you have not played one of the disciplines before.
How will we score on the day?
Every point counts! For example, if you lose a tennis match 5-15, win squash 15 – 2, lose table tennis 7-15, and win racketball 15 – 7, then your total points will be 42. The four semi-finalists will be those with the highest cumulative points tally and so on. The player who scores the most points across all the sports is the winner!
When is it?
Saturday 14th September 1.30-6pm.
How much is it?
£10 per person which includes a meal in the Club Lounge afterwards.
Depending on the number of entries and as it’s our first time, the logistics may change slightly, but we can promise a great afternoon of racquet sports and a social evening in the Club Lounge.
Please do try this new tournament with us and book your place with the Reception team.