The entry deadline for players is fast approaching for the IWT French Open – the first tournament of the 2022 FIR World Tour.
Players are able to enter the tournament until midday on Monday, February 21. So if you want to get your racketlon season off to a fast start, then you’ll have to get your entry in soon!
Over 70 players from 13 different countries have already registered to compete in the IWT French Open, with many more expected to enter in the coming days.
Held on the outskirts of Paris at the Centre Sportif Arthur Ashe, this popular tournament is not to be missed. Player entry is available here.
Why Should I Enter the IWT French Open?
What better way to begin the Racketlon season than in the City of Love? The FIR World Tour returns to Paris for the third time, and the first time since 2019. Mix in a weekend of racketlon with a weekend of exploration as you head into the city to explore some of the best that Paris has to offer.
After kindly postponing this tournament in 2021 to allow the popular World Championships to take place in Switzerland, Tournament Director Josselin Gade and his team hope to see a big turnout in Paris as racketlon returns.
While not the case everywhere, travel and COVID restrictions are becoming increasingly more accommodating to players wanting to play tournaments in 2022. With a relatively quiet first half to the season currently planned, why not get a tournament booked in? Get back in the swing of things! Otherwise, you may have to wait a few months to dust off your rackets and return to court.
More information about the IWT French Open, including travel and accommodation, is available here.
Who Has Already Entered the IWT French Open?
Understandably, it’s French players who lead the charge currently at the IWT French Open. French No.1 Myriam Enmer is competing in the Women’s Elite Singles field alongside Anna-Klara Ahlmer and Nicole Eisler.
The Men’s Elite Singles field features French stars Damien Andre and Anthony Duthuillé. These two talents will fly the flag for France, with top-10 players Luka Penttinen, Leon Griffiths and Nicolas Lenggenhager all in the draw.
Defending champions Christine Seehofer and Morten Jaksland have not signed up to defend their titles yet. Could we see a late entry from either over the weekend?
Outside of the elite categories, it’s fantastic to see players entered in the B, C, D & E categories. As always, racketlon tournaments are open to players of all ages and abilities so it’s great to see players making the most of all categories to ensure they get matches against players of similar levels.
There are also a host of Juniors and Seniors categories. A number of players have signed up across various age groups.
Full information about the draws and schedule is available here.
Interested in competing in the IWT French Open? Get your entry in here before the deadline on Monday, February 21.
The full 2022 FIR World Tour calendar is available here.
Make 2022 the year YOU try racketlon!
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer