Racketlon World Tour Wins for Will

Northern junior Will Gregson won gold and silver at the Racketlon London Open, held at the Roehampton Club on 17-18 August.

The fast-growing sport of Racketlon pits opponents against each other at table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis – the London Open is the only World Tour event to include grass court tennis.

Will (left in our picture), who plays for the Northern’s senior and junior squash teams, won Gold in the U21 Doubles with his partner Will Taylor and followed that up with a Silver in the U16 Singles, just losing out to Cumbria’s Matt Davidson.

Meanwhile Will’s father Lee, who also plays for the Northern squash teams, came 4th in the Men’s C Event.

Will has now been selected to represent GB in the U16s at the World Championships in Leipzig at the end of November. It will be his third year running in the Racketlon GB kit.

“Table tennis is my strongest sport,” says Will. “But I’m catching up in squash. And Dad says I need to work harder on my tennis!”

Racketlon returns to The Northern!

The Racketlon North West Open is being held once again at the Northern and is now live for entry.

For those who haven’t played Racketlon before, participants play table tennis,badminton, squash and tennis one after the other against the same opponent, each sport to 21 up, and then add up the points. Every point counts! All standards are welcome from beginners to the experienced Racketlon player.

The tournament will be held onSunday 28th July from 9:15am onwards, with the following singles categories; Junior U13 and U16, Men’s A, Men’s B, Men’s C, Men’s D, Ladies’ A and Ladies’ B and Men’s O45.
 Entry fee is £30 per event (Juniors £20) with tournament T-Shirt included.
 Participants are guaranteed at least 3 matches throughout the day, win or lose.

You can enter online at  http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=A035116B-3F1D-4903-9ECA-8DC1A8AB5610, or contact lee.r.gregson@outlook.com or text on 07874335202.


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The Northern Gives Back

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