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Racketlon Night Tour 2023

Die Swiss Racketlon Night Tour 2023 steht. Die Turnierdaten sind online und die Anmeldefenster werden wie üblich vier Wochen vor Meldeschluss öffnen. Tragt euch sämtliche Daten schon mal in Eure Kalender, damit ihr auch keines der tollen Night Tour Events verpassen werdet. Bevor wir die neue Saison mit frischem Elan in Angriff nehmen, haben wir uns alle aber eine kleine Auszeit verdient.

Ich wünsche euch und euren Liebsten im Namen von Swiss Racketlon ein frohes Fest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Herzlichst

Karim Hanna
Präsident Swiss Racketlon

Season ending thriller in Langnau

When in a Swiss championship tournament the eventual champion wins by just one point in the 1st round and the loser later finishes in last place, it is the ultimate proof of how close the field of players is. And when a gummiarm is added in the grande finale, the evening can't be beat for excitement. But now, one after the other:

In the first round, the Mamié brothers already caused some surprises. Léon challenged the later finalist Nico Hobi in extremis and the big coup was within reach with only one missing point. Noah, on the other hand, managed the exploit and was able to win against co-favorite Nicolas Lenggenhager thanks to a brilliant performance in badminton.

After that, it was youth versus experience. Christian Schäfer also had to show a strong performance to stop the up-and-coming Noah Mamié from reaching the final. At least it worked out with a win in the bronze medal match for the youth against Magnus Ekstrand, who failed in the 2nd round against Nico Hobi.

Consequently, Hobi and Schäfer faced each other in the final. Both wanted to take their chance for the title and fought with full commitment for every point. Hobi made the perfect start in table tennis and Schäfer fought back in badminton. The squash match then went back to Hobi, who now went into tennis with a +15 lead. It is well known that Schäfer can keep his opponents below 10 points. He was allowed a maximum of 6 points. It came as it had to come. Gummiarm. Schäfer served, Hobi returned longline to come to the net. Twice, Schäfer played back and looked for the gap. Twice, Hobi played the volley. Once into the field and once into the out. Schäfer's 4th title after 2010, 2015 and 2021 was secured and he was visibly relieved.

In the women's event it was also exciting. Adeline Kilchenmann and Nicole Eisler faced each other in the finals. Could Kilchenmann stop Eisler before winning the 9th title? Kilchenmann started solidly in table tennis and managed to win the 1st half. Eisler made a comeback in the 2nd half and still managed to win the match by a narrow margin. In badminton Kilchenmann played very strong as usual and made few mistakes. Eisler earned 13 points with all her strength. Kilchenmann also started well in squash and scored with many aggressive volleys and killshots. Eisler, however, found her way better and better into the game and with more precise balls into the corners ensured a lead before Tennis of 6 points. Both tried to bring a safe tennis to the rebound ace court and so it remained even at the beginning. In the 2nd half, Eisler gained more confidence and pulled away to take the 16 points and the 9th gold medal. Dara Ladner won bronze.

The Men's +55 also played for the Swiss champion title. Here, too, the players sweated, played fair and fought for every point. With two wins each already in the bag, Manfred Grab and Christian Nyffenegger entered the final. Former table tennis career against former badminton career. This was also visible in the results, although Nyffenegger won 10 points in table tennis. Unfortunately, he had to admit a defeat in squash and tennis and Manfred Grab won the title. Bronze was won by Michael Kolp against Giovanni Gentile.

Details of the Swiss Championships results.

Parallel to the Swiss Championships, a Night Tour event was played in 3 categories. The matches were just as exciting and top-class. However, if these matches were also described in such detail, the writer would not get any rest at all after the tournament.

Therefore here the ranking with the link to the results in detail:

Men Cat. A: WINNER: Frederik Floether // SECOND: Erich Kälin // THIRD: Danijel Batinic
Men Cat. B: WINNER: Severin Wirth // SECOND: Stefan Szymkiewicz // THIRD: Patrick Bürgi
Men Cat. C: WINNER: Yannik Haller // SECOND: Yves Sallin // THIRD: Simon Oberholzer

Congratulations!

It was nice to see familiar and new faces at the start. The atmosphere was great and for the 53 players, 2 photographers and 1 tournament director the apéro afterwards was definitely very well deserved. A worthy end of the season with desire for the new season.

The Swiss Racketlon Federation thanks all players for their participation and wishes everyone a good recovery and happy holidays. See you in the new year with new gained strength and passion!

NE

Kids-Camp im Sihlsports (2.-6. Januar 2023)

Spielst du lieber deinen Lieblingssport oder möchtest du etwas Neues ausprobieren? Neu kann man die Sportwoche als Ganztageskurs, nur am Morgen (Schwerpunkt Tennis oder Squash) oder nur am Nachmittag (Polysport) buchen. Du hast die Wahl.

Anmeldungen bitte online via https://www.sihlsports.ch/de/angebot/sportwochen-für-kinder-2.html.

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IWT Czech Open

5 Swiss player made it last weekend to Prague for the Czech Open. Let's come to the sensational first time victories from Nicolas Lenggenhager straight away:

Thanks to his numerous tournaments that helped him reached the 6th spot in the world ranking, Nicolas Lenggenhager started off as the number one seed of the Men Elite single draw. As only one other player in the top20 also took part, it could be thought that the victory would have been easily taken but let’s not forget that there are a lot of under-ranked players that don’t play much and that are far away from being weak, on the contrary.
 
The draw happened to be much in his favor as the opponents he feared the most were all on the bottom half, meaning he would only meet one of them for the last match, would he reach the final. It turned out to be the case as he won his three first matches.
 
With really good feelings in the first two sports, he started off his tournament with two wins 21-2 and 21-4 against his first opponent, the Czech Kamil Stanek, ensuring him a need of only 7 points in squash. He easily scored them and even won the squash 21-17. The second match against another Czech player, Michal Horácek was developping exactly as the first one until the squash where the strong playing Czech left him only 11 point over the 14 he would have needed to skip the tennis once more. As it is well known that tennis is more of a weakness as a strength for our Swiss player, he took these three points very seriously and managed to score them with the Czech having reached already 11, making the match much tighter than it would have been thought after seeing the first two sports.
 
In the 3rd match, he got to face the World Champion of the under 18, the German Bastian Böhm. The table tennis turned out way closer than anticipated by the Swiss but he still managed to get the upper hand and won 21-17. After that, the match went only one way with Nicolas winning 21-6 and 21-5.
 
In the final, he faced for the third time a Czech player, Jacub Svec. Despite having been warned of his strong table tennis, the Czech displayed a surprisingly overstrong and flawless table tennis, conceding our Swiss only 2 points. It couldn't have started worse as he lost in his 2nd best sport. Not giving up just yet, he battled back in his best sport badminton in a fair set, winning 21-5. At that point, only a great win in squash could still allow him to have a chance grabbing his first ever gold medal. But the Czech also knew that and started at top speed, leading 7-1. The following points were equally scores with Nicolas starting to find his length and the Czech having to run more and more to score each point until 15-8. Then, getting even more precise and the Czech more tired, the tendency switched and with a huge comeback, the Swiss eventually took the squash 21-17.
 
It wasn't as much as he had hoped but at least he limited the damages and could start a tennis without any lead on either side. As said in the beginning, tennis isn't Lenggenhager's strong suit so his hopes weren't high. But that didn't change his motivation and he fought as much as he could right from the start of the set. The surprise came slowly to the sight of the spectators: They were playing even and scoring one point each in a row. Svec was playing probably a bit too safe, thus too slow and was allowing the Swiss the take the opportunity to rush at the net. There he displayed some great volleys to battle against the strong tennis of the Czech. The Czech tried a few times to get himself to the net but the Swiss managed to pass him twice with some lucky shots and refrained him to go more often. Thus, the dynamic of the set didn't change, and on the score of 18-20, the Czech player made the only double fault of the set, allowing the Swiss to seize his first elite international title.
 
Lenggenghager even took home another gold medal in the Mixed Double alongside Zuzana Severinova. Congratulations! The Swiss Racketlon Federation is very pround of you!
 
The other Swiss also played some excellent matches! Unfortunately none of them was able to win a medal. But after the tournament ist before the tournament! Congratulations, Andreas Kotala for finishing 5th in the Jun U16, Riccardo Raimo for rank 7 in Men C, Graham King rank 7 in +50 and Marc-André Rauber rank 7 in +55.
 
NL & NE

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FSR-Rankings courants (1er novembre 2020)

Messieurs
1. Benjamin Gränicher
2. Cédric Junillon
3. Patrick Casanova-Lorenz
4. Christian Schäfer
5. Yannic Andrey
6. Nicolas Lenggenhager
7. Magnus Ekstrand
8. Michael Strässle
9. Nico Hobi
10. Niki Schärrer

Dames
1. Nicole Eisler
2. Valeria Pelosini
3. Adeline Kilchenmann

Les rankings actuels vous trouvez ici.