With last week’s announcement about the 2021 FIR World Tour, we once again have several months to keep the racketlon community busy and entertained.
We know it’s been an extremely tough year for lots of our players and fans and we want to do our bit to try and get you both nostalgic and excited about a return to the racketlon court.
That’s why, over the next few months, we will be introducing some regular features across our social media channels to both look back and look forward. Introducing World Championship Wednesdays and Photo Fridays.
World Championship Wednesdays
Throughout much of 2020 and early 2021, the FIR team have been working hard to compile as much data and statistics about our sport as possible. We’re now at a stage where we have all the data and are reading to publish it on racketlon.net. However, with time now on our hands, we want to do it by celebrating players’ success as much as possible. How do we do that? World Championship Wednesdays of course.
Therefore, for the next 24 Wednesday’s, in the build-up to the hugely exciting 18. FIR Racketlon World Championships in Austria in August, we will be celebrating two world champion categories each week.
This countdown will start with the most recently introduced world champion categories – U13 Girls Singles and U18 Boys Singles – and work its way all the way up to categories that have been going for nearly 20 years.
Every category – juniors, seniors, singles, doubles and teams – will be celebrated as we ramp up the excitement for the return of the World Championships.
We’ve had a tonne of excellent photographers at FIR World Tour events over the years. None have been more consistent over the last decade than Inge Omey.
Now, Inge has very kindly permitted us to share her racketlon photos on the official FIR Facebook page. That means that every Friday we’ll be taking you on a trip down memory lane. We’ll bring you over 100 of the best photos from a range of tournaments from around the world.
Make sure you head to Facebook each Friday to see if you feature.
Could You Star On Our Instagram?
We’ve heard your feedback about wanting more coverage of all classes in racketlon and with that in mind, we’re celebrating all players over on our Instagram page for the next few months.
Using a random number generator, we’ll be picking players ranked inside the world’s top 200 to show them in action at various tournaments.
What Else is Happening on Social Media?
Above anything else, our main purpose is to keep you updated on what is happening in the world of racketlon. From now on, we’ll be posting an article on racketlon.net every Monday, keeping you informed on all the racketlon news from around the world.
If we have a quiet week on the news front then we’ll present a wider range of topics, including 2021 preview pieces, interviews and features.
We want to keep you as updated as possible. As such, racketlon.net is the first place to come for all news about racketlon and the FIR World Tour as we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also love sharing your racket sports news on our social media accounts. Are you back in training or even, in some countries, taking part in local racketlon tournaments? Tag our social media accounts and let us know!
We look forward to seeing all of you back on a court again soon.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Inge Omey