Racketlon is a sport for racket-sport lovers. It is typically described because the “iron-man of racket sports activities” the place you play your opponent on the 4 sports activities of Desk Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Tennis, with every set being performed to 21 factors and the winner being the participant who has scored probably the most quantity of factors over all 4 sports activities. It is a sport which is now performed internationally, requires a singular set of abilities and stamina and is a incredible spectacle to observe stay.
The Malta Racketlon Open on the Marsa Sports activities Membership (from twelfth to 14th October), has as soon as once more been sanctioned as an official Worldwide World Tour occasion (for the 4th yr operating) and its recognition as a vacation spot and as a match with worldwide gamers grows annually.
This yr’s match has attracted 5 of the lads’s world prime seven gamers and three of the ladies’s prime ten gamers. On the Males’s aspect we’ve got:
Morten Jaksland, the world no.2 from Denmark, shall be seeded no.1 and trying to take his first ever Malta Open title after shedding in final yr’s ultimate.
Dan Busby, the world no.3 from Nice Britain and former squash skilled can even be pushing arduous to take his first ever title in Malta.
Kresten Hougaard, world no.4 from Denmark is the present Malta Open champion and should play very nicely to defend his title this yr.
Beni Graenicher, world no.5 and Swiss no.1 involves play in Malta for the primary time and is the strongest Desk Tennis participant within the competitors.
Duncan Stahl, world no.7, 3x British Champion, present 40+ world champion who at the moment lives and trains in Malta shall be hoping his native data can provide him an edge.
On the ladies’s aspect:
Amke Fischer, world no. 4 from Germany and world championship finalist in 2016, shall be hoping so as to add a third Malta Open title so as to add to her 2015 and 2016 victories.
Nicole Eisler, world no.5 and the Swiss no.1 is a daily on the Malta Open and shall be pushing arduous for her first match win.
Astrid Reimer-Kern, world no.9 from Germany is in nice kind having simply reached the ultimate of this yr’s world championships in Zurich and in addition returns to defend her title as the present Malta Open champion.
Nevertheless, in addition to these prime world ranked gamers, two of the game’s former a number of world champions, Calum Reid (Nice Britain) and Zuzana Kubanova (Czech Republic) are additionally making uncommon appearances and each shall be proper within the combine to assert the Malta Open title. It implies that this yr’s Malta Open will see by far its strongest ever line up of gamers in what ought to be an enthralling few days of world class racketlon motion.
In addition to the highest worldwide gamers battling it out for this world tour title, the Malta Racketlon Open additionally has many different lessons for gamers of all talents and all ages. Within the Males’s B class, one down from the highest draw, native Maltese participant Simon Spiteri (former Maltese nationwide badminton champion and now common squash participant) shall be carrying house hopes as he battles it out in opposition to gamers from everywhere in the world – the match has attracted entries from over 13 totally different nations.
Gamers with no expertise of racketlon, however who play any of the 4 racketlon sports activities are very welcome to come back and take a look at the game for the primary time and play in any of the newbie lessons. Please contact [email protected] earlier than the entry deadline on 1st October.
It is usually potential to come back and watch the highest gamers on the match without spending a dime on the Marsa Sports activities Membership. Males’s quarter-finals and Girls’s semi finals (Sat thirteenth Oct, at approx. 15.00), Males’s semi finals (Sat thirteenth Oct at approx.. 19.00), Males’s and Girls’s Remaining (Sunday 14th Oct at approx. 13.30).
All instances and outcomes may be adopted by going to www.firtournamentsoftware.com and clicking on Malta Open.