Who are we?
Welcome to USA Racketlon! We are a group of Racketlon players and enthusiasts that make up the USA Racketlon governing body whose objective is to grow Racketlon in the US. If you are interested in playing, hosting or just learning more about Racketlon, you are in the right place.
What is Racketlon?
It is an amazing sport for all racket sports enthusiasts. In Racketlon, you play your opponent in TABLE TENNIS, BADMINTON, SQUASH, and TENNIS. Each sport is played to 21 points: the player with the most points across all four sports wins the match. Every point matters! All Racketlon tournaments have classes for all abilities and ages, they are open to everyone: from beginners to elite players.
Where to play
There are no dedicated Racketlon centers in the US. However, one can generally find all the courts at a local university.
Racketlon began in Finland over 30 years ago and has continued to grow across the globe. Some say Fred Perry was the initial pioneer of Racketlon. He was the world table tennis champion in 1929 and won Wimbledon in the 30’s.
In the US there have been a number of local tournaments over the years. Cliff Wenn organized a tournament at the Maugus club in 2007. Tim Bacon, former squash coach at Smith, hosted a small “taster” tournament in 2009. Shona Kerr, head squash coach at Wesleyan University, even has a Racketlon class! A tournament was also organized at the University of Oregon in 2012 as a fundraiser.
The first officially sanctioned tournament in the US was held in April of 2017 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. The tournament was held for its 3rd consecutive year in 2019. Check out the most recent results. It will be back in April 2020!