The CHA Massachusetts Racket Masters is back as an FIR Challenger for the 4th time.
The tournament, held at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, is the only FIR sanctioned racketlon event currently held in North America.
This unique tournament offers the chance for North America’s finest racketlon players to put their talents against some of the best from Europe.
Canadian No.2 Jeremy Easterbrook has already signed up to compete, with a host of other players expected to join him in the coming weeks. Former U21 world champion Patrick Laplante, is the defending champion of the Men’s Singles tournament, with Katrin Maldre is the two-time defending champion in the Women’s Singles.
There will be prize money for the champions of the elite classes.
“It probably has the most interested tennis courts I’ve ever seen”
After winning the tournament in 2018, World No.3, Dan Busby spoke about the tournament. “As the only tour event in North America, the tournament is well worth playing. Northampton is a lovely town and Smith College is a good venue.
“It probably has the most interesting tennis courts I’ve ever played on as the indoor courts are in the centre of a running track.
“It was nice to meet the passionate community of players in America – they were all super keen.”
Massachusetts Racket Masters Information
The tournament itself will take place in the vibrant college city of Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is home to lots of restaurants, independent shops and a thriving music scene.
Alongside that, Northampton is just two hours away from Boston, home of legendary sports teams the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
The tournament is held at Smith College, Northampton, in the Ainsworth Gymnasium. All facilities are on-site as well as free parking. There are several accommodation options a short distance away from Smith College, including both hotels and Airbnb options.
The nearest airports to the tournament venue are Bradley International and Logan International.
The entry deadline for the tournament is March 30, 2020. The EUR10 “Last Minute Entry Fee” begins on March 2, 2020. You can enter the tournament here.
More information about the tournament is available here.
If you have any questions about the tournament then please email tournament director Andy Stenson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full 2020 FIR World Tour and Challengers are available here, with tournament entry available to all players.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Andy Stenson