The internet home of international Racketlon. Since 2001.
Launched in May 2001 by Hans Mullamaa (the initiator and
first President of the International Racketlon Federation) to serve
as the tournament homepage of the Gothenburg Racketlon World Open
- the first Racketlon World Championships and also the first international
Racketlon event ever held. After the tournament Racketlon.com soon
turned into a website for the general marketing of Racketlon internationally
and when the federation was officially founded in September 2002
it became its official homepage, a role it kept until 2007 when
the newly installed second President took the initiative to launch
an "in house" federation homepage (see below). Meanwhile
Racketlon.com continues to promote the game of Racketlon, in cooperation
with the FIR and anyone else who wants to help. The site offers
a unique and fairly complete history of all significant events that
took place within international Racketlon from that first international
competition in Gothenburg 2001 through 2006. Scroll through the
EVENTS and NEWS sections and you will be able to follow the international
launch of a new sport. From day one! Since 2009 Racketlon.com is
mainly about the past - aiming to provide an archive that is only
updated occasionally - with the notable exception of some sections
that are still very much alive; see "The
Present Scope of Racketlon.com".
Launched in March 2007 by FIR President Marcel Weigl at which
time it also took over the role of "official homepage of the
FIR" from this site (Racketlon.com). See introduction.
The official homepage of the Austrian Racketlon Federation. Driven
by the same people (most notably Marcel Weigl) that organized
the first Austrian Racketlon Open in 2003 - and the World Champs
in Vienna (2004 and 2005).
Austria is the only country outside Scandinavia with a "pre
Gothenburg 2001" Racketlon tradition. It has been going on
under the name of "Racketvierkampf" and during the beginning
of the 2000:s it was part of an organization, Mehrkampfteam Austria,
that promotes multi-sport in general, especially within athletics.
You find a link to the Racketlon branch called "Racket 4-Kampf"
from the following "mehrkampf" homepage: www.mehrkampf.at
(look under "Archiv"). Apparently, the
history of Racketvierkampf (doc; German only) can be traced
back to the beginning of the Nineties. The format was principally
the same as the FIR format but there were a few deviations (3 out
of 4 discipline victories are enough to win the match; the lot decides
the order of the disciplines; the sets are not played to 21 but
to 15 or 11).
The homepage of the Flemish Racketlon Federation in Belgium, started
by Racketlon enthusiast Steven Verbruggen in the summer of
The official homepage, launched in January 2009 by main drivers
Rod Bedard (President) and Jeremy Easterbrook (webmaster), of the
Canadian Racketlon Association.
The homepage of the Canadian Racketlon Tour started by
Canadian Racketlon enthusiast Jamie Herman in the summer
of 2006. Canada is at present (December 2006) one of the quickest
growing Racketlon countries in the world and in terms of the number
of players on the world ranking it now ranks as the 5th largest
with 193 players on the world ranking with position 3 within very
close reach (Austria and England both have 196). It has recently
passed such vintage communities as Germany (158 players on the world
ranking) Finland (141) and Scotland (101).
The homepage of the Canadian Racketlon Open, started by Racketlon
enthusiast John O'Donnell, who organized the first Canadian
Open in 2004 - a great success considering especially that it was
the first Racketlon event in North America; see report.
The homepage of the Czech Racketlon Federation. The first Czech
Open - a world tour event - was organised in 2005.
The homepage of the Estonian Racketlon Federation, founded by Estonian
enthusiast Riho Sillaots in June 2006.
The homepage of the Finnish Racketlon Federation, founded by Finnish
Racketlon enthusiast Martti Vottonen in October 2005 (see newsitem).
But Finland knew Racketlon long before that. In fact, Finland is
the home of Racketlon! This is where it all started back in 1986.
The homepage of Racketlon Club Uleåborg in Oulu (Swedish:
A homepage (URL) that emerged as the tournament homepage of
the first German Open in Weiterstadt, August 2004, largely thanks
to the main driving forces of Irene Seifert and Volker
Sach. Later (spring 2008)it turned into the homepage of the
German Racketlon Federation, officially founded in January 2008
by e.g. main driver Gunnar Biermanns, inspired by the upcoming
World Championships in Rüsselsheim to be held at the end of
the same year.
The homepage of German Racketlon, started in late 2006.
The tournament homepage of the first Racketlon tournament in Mittelhessen.
The first tournament took place 29 January 2005.
The homepage of "Racketlon Team Minden-Lübecke" a
group of Racketlon enthusiasts from the Minden-Lübecke region
in Germany. This might still be a small group of people but their
homepage (that seems to have first appeared in 2007) has an ambitious
look and contains quite a lot of interesting information - if you
speak German - such as many articles about Racketlon published in
The homepage of the Hungarian Racketlon community (that staged
the first Hungarian Open - a world tour event - in February 2006).
The homepage of the Italian Racketlon Federation launched in
the beginning of 2008.
The homepage of the Malaysian Racketlon community.
(Dutch) and www.racket4s.com
The homepages of the Dutch Racketlon community. "Racket4s"
(cleverly pronounced Racketforce) is the name used for the
traditional Dutch flavour of multi-racket sport. For more info on
this and generally on the Dutch Racketlon community, see newsitem
from February 2006.
The homepage of the Polish Racketlon community (that staged
the first Polish Racketlon Championships in October 2004).
The homepage of the Slovenian Racketlon Federation - published
in November 2007.
The homepage of South African Racketlon started in May 2007
by South African Racketlon enthusiast Patric Kalous, after attending
several tournaments in Europe. Planning to launch the first South
African Racketlon tournament in July 2007.
The homepage of the dynamic Gothenburg Racketlon Club. Here is also
some complementing Gothenburg info
from the days when Racketlon.com doubled as homepage for Gothenburg
Web Site (Swedish/English)
Link to the web site maintained by Karlskrona Racketlon, responsible
for the legendary Racket Virtuoso tournament organised yearly
between 1991(!) and 2005. In 2007 Karlskrona saw the birth of a
new tournament - the
Karlskrona Open - which carries on the long tradition of a Racketlon
tournament in Karlskrona around midsummer every year.
The homepage of the Lund Racketlon Club in the south of Sweden.
This is one of the younger Racketlon communities in Sweden - emerging
Web Site (Swedish/English)
Link to the web site maintained by Enskede Rackethall, Stockholm.
- The homepage of the Swiss Racketlon Federation, launched in the
spring of 2008 by Karim Hanna, together with Swiss Open tournament
director Nico Hobi, the main pioneers of Racketlon in Switzerland.
The first Swiss Open in 2007 (see report)
was also the first Racketlon tournament ever held in Switzerland
and is possibly the most successful example of a first Racketlon
tournament in any country. It attracted about 200 participants out
of which some 150 were from Switzerland and new to Racketlon.
- The homepage of British Racketlon, launched in August 2003 by
Scotland's Katy Buchanan, a few years later reshaped by England's
- The homepage of the English Racketlon Association, launched in
April 2008, by main driver Keith Lesser, as part of the preparations
undertaken for the London Doubles World Championships coming up
in August the same year.
NOT RACKETLON BUT...
Probably the most visited squashsite on the Internet. See also its
French sister site; www.sitesquash.com
World Squash Day
World Squash Day is an initiative to promote the game of Squash
MFT, Mental Fulfilment Training
Do you want to improve the mental side of your game? Then try
King of Rackets (Flemish
In Belgium, a popular multi-racket tournament called "King
of Rackets" has been organized every year since 1993. The format
is quite close to that of Racketlon. Same four sports. Every point
counts. The only major difference is that there are no true Racketlon
matches, where the same two people play each other in all four sports.
Instead, the total number of points from many games involving several
people are summed up to decide the winner.
The homepage of the Canadian Table Tennis Association, a Racketlon
In Germany, so called "Mehrschlägerturniere" for
three (sometimes called "racket-triathlon"), four or even
five "rackets" seem fairly common. Unlike Racketlon, it
seems that full tournaments are played in each sport. Then the results
are weighed together. This page aims to be a portal for Mehrschlägerturniere
in Germany. But there are a few other pages; Here
is another portal. And here
is a page that contains an introduction.
One of the German Mehrschlägerturniere (held in Laichingen)
has a format called quattrolon. In January 2005 this tournament
took place for the third time.
A Dutch multi-racket site! See newsitem for more information on
the Dutch way of multi racket sport.
The homepage of the Badminton Union of one of the fastest growing
Racketlon nation in Europe. Scotland.