With a warm climate, all sports included and a friendly atmosphere for both adults and children, Club La Santa has been a popular destination for especially Danes since the 1980s. The resort is perfect for racketlon with fantastic facilities in all four sports and the success of 2017 is followed up this weekend, as 54 players will be part of the second edition. All matches can be followed on fir.tournamentsoftware.com
Jaksland favorite to defend his title
Morten Jaksland is one of the many players coming back for a second year. No wonder as the Dane had a pretty good time last year, winning his first ever World Tour tournament. Like last year, the world number 2, is seeded first and should see his biggest threads being world number 4 and tournament director, Kresten Hougaard along with his brother Jesper Hougaard and the dangerous, but swingy Luke Barnes of Great Britain.
The women’s event will find a new winner as the former World Champion, Nathalie Vogel, is not back to defend her title after having just given birth to a baby boy. Favourite for the title will be Kirsten Kaptein seeded 1, but should see the Belarusian former Antwerp Open winner, Ana Bruzgina, give her a hard time.
The doubles classes see Jaksland/K. Hougaard as massive favourites for the title in Men Elite while the Women Elite could be a very close call. The Mixed Elite see Kaptein/Barnes as favorites with Bruzgina along with the Club La Santa legend, Uli Schlepphorst, being second seeds.
Players dinner and party
When not playing racketlon, there is plenty of activities to do. Whether the players want to go windsurfing, lay by the pool, play beach volley, go cycling round the island or play more racket sports (including the popular padel), everything is free for the participants staying at the on-site hotel.
The epic players dinner and party of 2017 will also return this year. Monday when the tournament finishes, everyone can go to the 3-course dinner and to the on-site disco without having to worry about playing again next day.
From a sunny Lanzarote