Entry is now open for the 2019 World Doubles Championships and King of Rackets.
The two prestigious tournaments will be held together in a super racketlon week from the 30th May to June the 2nd.
The World Doubles Championships will take place on the 30th and 31st May while the King of Rackets takes place on the 1st and 2nd of June.
Both tournaments will be hosted at the Sportcenter Recrean in the Belgian city of Oudenaarde, the home of the King of Rackets.
World Doubles Championships
After being held in Germany in 2018, the World Doubles Championships will this year head to Belgium to team up with racketlon’s oldest and most popular annual World Tour event.
Like all Racketlon World Tour events, the World Doubles Championships are open to players of all ages and abilities.
In terms of rules, any player can enter a maximum of one mixed doubles class. Juniors and seniors can play three doubles classes in total but can only play one age class.
For example, a 46-year-old man can play +45 Men’s Doubles, +45 Mixed Doubles and Men’s B Doubles. However, he cannot play +45 Men’s Doubles and +40 Men’s Doubles.
More information about entry rules for the World Doubles Championships is available here including a capacity of 160 pairs in the Men’s Open categories.
There are 25 different age and ability classes available to enter.
King of Rackets
Consistently the most popular tournament of the year the King of Rackets is simply one not to miss.
With over 165 players heading to Oudenaarde for each of the last five years, this is the biggest racketlon tournament outside of the World Singles Championships.
Numbers are expected to be even bigger this year as the beloved event also hosts the World Doubles Championships.
Armed with an incredible team of volunteers this tournament has everything a racketlon player could desire including a famous players party, meal packages, and an array of accommodation options.
All the information about the World Doubles Championships and King of Rackets is available below:
- Tournament Registration
- Catering and the ‘Kingpass’
- Shuttle Service
Should you require any further information about either of the two tournaments then please contact the tournament directors here.
Entry is open until Monday 6th May for the World Doubles Championships here.
Entry is open until Monday 20th May for the King of Rackets here.
The full 2019 FIR World Tour is available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Inge Omey