There are two events left on the 2022 Racketlon World Tour and next up is the IWT Czech Open.
The prestigious tournament is one of the longest-running events in Racketlon history, and it once again returns with legendary Tournament Director Svatopluk Rejthars at the helm.
The tournament will be hosted at Sportcentre HECTOR in Prague from November 11 to 13.
Nearly 40 players have already registered and we expect many more to enter in the coming weeks as the Tour returns to one of its most popular venues.
IWT Czech Open Player Entry
Player entry opened earlier this year and already has around 40 players entered from 12 countries around the world.
The player entry deadline for the IWT Czech Open is Monday, October 31 at midday. However, we would encourage all interested players to enter as early as possible. A reminder that you can withdraw from the tournament at no cost right up until the October 31 deadline.
Zuzana Severinová and Leon Griffiths are the defending IWT Czech Open champions, having triumphed last year when the tournament was shared with the World Doubles Championship.
Interested in entering the IWT Czech Open? Get your player entry in here. An FIR License is required to play on the FIR Racketlon World Tour. Get your FIR License here.
Draws & Match Schedule
While the draws will be published the week before the tournament, a planned schedule has already largely been organised.
Friday, November 11
- 9:00 – Doubles Categories begin: open classes and age classes (earliest start time).
- 13:00 – First rounds in Men’s Singles Classes.
Saturday, November 12
- 8:00-20:00 – All matches in Seniors +65, +70 singles classes.
- All Rounds, including quarter-finals, in all other singles classes.
- 20:00 – Prize winning ceremony of all Doubles and Seniors +65, +70 Singles Classes.
- Players Dinner.
Sunday, November 13
- 8:00 – Semi-Finals and Finals in all other singles classes.
- 18:00 – Prize Winning Ceremony
It is possible to enter two singles categories if entering an open category and a juniors/seniors category. However, you can only enter one open singles category. It is possible to enter two doubles categories, although one must be mixed doubles.
Due to World Ranking, previous tournaments, category size or the strength of a player, the organising committee can move played to other categories. To have a guaranteed place, we recommend early entry.
Entry fees are €60 for a Singles Category and €40 if you enter a second singles category. Juniors entry fees are €30 for a Singles Category and €20 for a second category. Seniors +65 and +70 entry fee is €50. The entry fee can only be paid in cash at the registration desk, before starting the first match.
Included in your entry fee is a minimum of three matches per singles category. This also includes an official Czech Open present, a Players Dinner voucher and points for your World Ranking.
The IWT Czech Open is taking place once against at Sportcentre HECTOR, in Prague, Czech Republic. The venue has been the home of the IWT Czech Open for a number of years now, and successfully hosted the World Doubles Championships last year.
The entire tournament is indoor, with four courts for table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. The tennis courts are artificial clay inside an outdoor bubble.
There is a restaurant open on-site throughout all hours of the tournament, with various menu and snack options. These include, but are not limited to, pasta, toast, fries and much more. There is a selection of both hot and cold food.
108 00 Prague 10
There are two tournaments available for the tournament; Hotel Villa and Hotel Populus.
Hotel Villa 4*
Distance to the sport center: 1.6km
Rooms with TV, minibar, safe deposit box and hairdryer.
Single Room: €55
Double Room: €65
Triple Room: €85
The hotel has a garden, restaurant and terrace.
For reservation please contact the hotel directly on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at +420 274777717.
Hotel Populus 3*
Distance to the sport center: 0.9km
Rooms with TV, Wi-Fi, safe deposit box, bathroom with shower or bathtub.
Single Room: €50
Double Room: €60
Double Room with Extra Bed: €70
Please note that local tax of 50 CZK (€2) per person, per night is not included in the price and is payable on the spot.
For reservation please contact the reservation specialist directly on email@example.com.
There are plenty of other alternative hotels or AirBnB options available in the area.
Sportcentre HECTOR and the two tournament hotels are located east of the centre of Prague.
There are two ways to get to the tournament hotels; transfers or public transport.
A transfer can be arranged by private car from both the airport and from Hlavni nadrazi (Main Railway Station):
- From Airport: Car for up to 3 persons: €35
- Minivan for up to 7 persons: €50
- From Hlavni nadrazi (Main Railway Station): Car for up to 3 persons: €25
- Minivan for up to 7 persons: €40
Public transport can also be used to travel to hotels. Complete information about how to use public transport to get to the hotels is available here.
There is also limited free car parking available at the sports centre for those looking to drive.
Full information about the IWT Czech Open is available here.
We would encourage any players interested in entering the tournament to do so here as soon as possible to help out the Tournament Director.
If you have any questions about the IWT Czech Open then please email Tournament Director Svatopluk Rejthar at .
Entry to the IWT Club La Santa Open is also open here, while the first announcement about the 2023 Racketlon World Tour can be viewed here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Filip Rejthars