Racketlon

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Racketlon
Official Racketlon logo.jpg
Balls used in racketlon
Highest governing body Fédération Internationale de Racketlon
First played 1980s
Characteristics
Contact No
Team members Single or doubles
Type Racquet sport
Equipment table tennis racket, celluloid, badminton racquet, shuttlecock, squash racquet, squash ball, tennis racquet, tennis ball
Presence
Olympic none

Racketlon is a combination sport where competitors play a sequence of the four most popular racket sports: table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis. It originated in Finland and Sweden[1] and was modeled on other combination sports like the triathlon and decathlon.

In a regulation game, two individuals (or two pairs in doubles) play each other in four sets, one in each sport. Each set has the same format: the serve switches every two points, with the first serve of the two in badminton, squash and tennis always being from the right, and the set finishes when one player has earned 21 points with at least a 2 point margin. The sets are played from smallest racket to largest: first table tennis, then badminton, squash, and finally tennis. The player (or pair) who has won the most points overall wins the match. If the score is tied after all four sets, the tie is broken by one extra tennis point. Other than the scoring, each point follows the respective sport's international rules.[2]

Balls used in racketlon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dita Salavová (4 June 2007). "Czechs among superpowers in fast growing sport of racketlon". Czech Radio. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rules of Racketlon". Fédération Internationale de Racketlon. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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