It’s not too often that Racketlon launches an international tournament in a new country. That is happening twice in 2020 though, and the first country to host a tournament is India with the 1st CHA Indian Open.
The 1st CHA Indian Open takes place from the 10th-12th January and is an exciting opportunity for regular racketlon players to experience both a new venue and culture as well as a brand new pool of passionate racketlon players.
Earlier this year, a domestic racketlon tournament was held in India that attracted 151 players. There are plenty of new faces in India – now you should come and take them on.
Field Club, Udaipur, India
The tournament itself is being hosted at the Field Club in Udaipur. The splendid venue is one of the oldest in Rajasthan and provides a wealth of facilities. As well as a swimming pool there are also both lawn and clay court tennis along with a cricket ground all on-site.
Information about Udaipur has been provided by Prashant Sen, Treasurer of the local Racketlon club.
“Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This ‘Venice of the East’ has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.
“Located in a valley and surrounded by four lakes, Udaipur has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human effort, to make it one of the most enchanting and memorable tourist destinations. It justifies all names ever offered to its charm from ‘Jewel of Mewar’ to ‘Venice of the East’. Please come and experience the hospitality served by Mewar City – Udaipur.”
Travel and Accommodation for CHA Indian Open
Udaipur’s does have an airport which is serviced by daily flights from both Delhi and Mumbai. Both of these flights take 1hr 30mins. If you do not wish to fly then there are also trains that run from Delhi and Mumbai. The Delhi train takes 12hrs while the Mumbai train takes 16hrs.
There are three different options for accommodation:
- Field Club – Rs 3000 (Around 38 euros) for two people per night. Tournament venues.
- The Amantra – Rs 4000 (Around 50 euros) for two people per night. 800 meters from the venue.
- Dream Palace – Rs 3000 (Around 38 euros) for two people per night. 700 meters from the venue.
International Players Advised To Enter Tournament Before 10th December
Given the expected popularity of the event among local players it is essential that all international players enter the tournament before 10th December 2019. After the 10th December, the tournament is expected to fill up to capacity very quickly with local players.
Be a part of racketlon history and take part in the first-ever international tournament held in India. Entry to the 1st Indian Open is available here.
For more information about the tournament, please contact Ashutosh Pednekar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the full 2020 FIR World Tour and Challengers is available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Cheema KK