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The grass is always greener on the other side

For once that is completely true and nothing negative. The fastest sold out tournament in racketlon history (in just under 3 hours) featured the green tennis surface. Held at the exclusive Roehampton Club in the south of London, it was a spectacular event. With 28 tennis courts, a full golf course, several croquet fields, old ladies sipping tea it fulfilled every cliché of the English upper class.

Rumour has it that the Wimbledon qualification rounds were moved to another location just to ensure the best possible court quality for this racketlon challenger tournament. Most exciting from an international point of view was the racketlon debut of Alison Water, current squash world ranking no. 11, making the finals in the women’s A tournament.

Most successful Swiss player with three medals in the elite categories was Benjamin Gränicher, now officially fully recovered from injury. Jan Wyler won his first international medal in Men C doubles. Up and coming Leonard Ladner finished third on the Men’s C podium. Best lunch goes to Oliver Bühler and Christian Schäfer. Best tennis advice came from Beat Ladner.

As the racketlon players behaved better than the Wimbledon qualifiers, there is a good chance that the tour will return to the same location. It is highly recommended by the writer to join next year for one of the best events on tour.

Benjamin Gränicher

Swiss players on every podium

...apart from the Men Elite and Men Seniors +50. Patrick Lorenz was not able to defend the title he won at the last Swiss Open 2 years ago because he had another important life event this weekend. All the best to Daniela und Patrick Casanova (former Lorenz!) from the Swiss Racketlon Federation. Nicolas Lenggenhager was the best Swiss player in this draw. He could seriously challenge later runner up and proved himself to be not too far away from the world’s best players.

In the Women Elite we had Nicole Eisler, who has never missed a Swiss Open so far, on the podium winning bronze. 

For all the other 30.5 medals won by Swiss players check out fir.tournamentsoftware.com and just enjoy the sight of so many Swiss flags ;-)

What else?

With Nina and Isabel Waidacher and Dimitri Steinmann we had 3 players participating who normally stand on other podiums. Nina Waidacher won bronze with the Swiss hockey team at the Olympic Games and her Sister Isabel is still a national ice hockey team member. Dimitri Steinmann on the other hand is a pro squash player and the actual number 2 in Switzerland. Thank you 3 for having given Racketlon the honour of your presence! Hope you enjoyed it.

Last but not least, thank you Esther and Florian Dübendorfer for the excellent organisation!

 

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Wiederholungen und Premieren in Burgdorf

Mit Schäfer versus Bandi kam es in Burgdorf zu einer Wiederholung des Finals von Kriens und auch am Ausgang änderte sich nichts: Christian Schäfer musste sich nur im Tischtennis geschlagen geben und dominierte die restlichen drei Disziplinen, was zu einem sicheren Turniersieg führte. Lokalmatador Lukas Spring erkämpfte sich dahinter mit einem ebenso klaren Sieg gegeben Claude Näscher den dritten Platz. Im A-Tableau war dies die einzige Partie, die von einem tiefer klassierten Spieler gegen einen höher klassierten gewonnen werden konnte.
 
Nach einer längeren Racketlonpause kehrten im B-Tableau Dominic König und Till Räber auf die Tour zurück. Beide verpassten den Einzug in die Halbfinals nur knapp, so dass sie sich im Spiel um Platz fünf, das König für sich entscheiden konnte, direkt gegenüber standen. Im B-Final traf Bruno Scherrer auf Giovanni Gentile. Trotz einem Nuller im Tischtennis gelang es Scherrer, die Partie noch zu seinen Gunsten zu kehren und den ersten Turniersieg in seiner jungen Racketlonkarriere einzufahren. Ebenso hart umkämpft war das Spiel um den dritten Platz. Karim Hanna setzte sich gegen Adeline Kilchenmann dank Siegen im Tischtennis, Squash und Tennis durch.
 
Mit der Racketlon Night Tour geht es am 24. August in Uster weiter. Davor findet am 6. Juli der erste Interclub-Spieltag in Kriens statt. Wer an der beliebten Mannschaftsmeisterschaft teilnehmen möchte und noch kein Team gefunden hat, kann sich via  Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist gegen Spambots geschützt! JavaScript muss aktiviert werden, damit sie angezeigt werden kann.  bei der Swiss Racketlon Federation melden. Der Verband hilft gerne bei der Vermittlung eines Teams.
 
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Player Interviews

Are you interested in more background information about our Swiss racketlon players? On our social media accounts we've just started with our first interview. Today, we spoke with one of our youngest players: Cyril Hohl, the Men C winner at the King of Rackets in Belgium last weekend. Thank you for the interview and all the best for reaching your goals!

Read more on Facebook and Instagram. And feel free to like it or ignore it. We would just appreciate the help of all the players. Spreading the word of racketlon through social media doesn't cost anything. We all want this amazing sport to grow and it needs all of us. Thank you.

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Aktuelle Rankings (1. November 2019)

Herren Einzel
1. Benjamin Gränicher
2. Patrick Casanova-Lorenz
3. Christian Schäfer
4. Nico Hobi
5. Raphael Paglia
6. Nicolas Lenggenhager
7. Michael Strässle
8. André Bandi
9. Oliver Bühler
10. Cédric Junillon

Damen Einzel
1. Nicole Eisler
2. Valeria Pelosini
3. Adeline Kilchenmann

Die gesamten Rankings findet ihr hier.

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