Racketlon’s Fundraising Campaign

2020 was dominated by the global pandemic with nearly the entire World Tour having to be cancelled. 2021 has seen the cancellation of all tournaments in the first half of the year as well as the cancellation of the World Championships in Austria this August. As a result, approximately 70% of the FIR’s usual income has been lost.

While we have made every effort to adapt, reduce costs and agree to new payment terms with suppliers, it has meant that we have had to use up nearly all of our financial reserves in order to stay afloat.

Why We Urgently Need to Raise Funds

We simply want to be able to continue to have World Tour tournaments (and hopefully continue to expand into new cities and countries). We want to maintain our World Rankings system and our annual World Championships. We want to continue the roll-out of our junior development programme (with our pilot programme already launched). We want to continue to be able to welcome and support new countries into the sport (Spain, Luxembourg, Thailand, Afghanistan and Norway have all recently joined the Racketlon family and recent developments mean we hope to soon welcome countries like Peru, Ghana, UAE and Egypt). We want to continue the huge growth and impact of our social media activity. We want to install a live streaming service at every world tour tournament. We want to help our member countries set up online advertising campaigns to promote their tournaments and grow their player numbers.

But all of the above is now under threat. This is why we now need your support to help our wonderful sport and community through these uncertain times. And we need to raise the majority of these funds over the next 3 months.

How You Can Help

Limited Edition, High-Performance Victor Racketlon Shirt

We’re asking for a donation of 50 euros from all those who are able to help our sport. Everyone who donates will receive a very special Racketlon shirt that has a one-off, limited edition design (see pics). The shirt itself is supplied by our friends at Victor and is a lightweight, high-performance tournament shirt that will be fantastic to play in.

The shirt is also designed in order to help promote Racketlon – so please wear your shirt whilst playing in your TT, Badminton, Squash or Tennis leagues, tournaments and clubs. And wear your shirt with pride as it’s a great way to show that you have supported Racketlon when we really needed it!

Orders for the limited edition t-shirt are now closed. Thank you to everyone who ordered a t-shirt.

Become a Racketlon Angel

For those who are in a position to donate larger amounts, we have a variety of different offers. Anyone who is able to take up any of these offers would be truly contributing a lasting, positive impact to Racketlon and it’s going to make such a big difference.

‘Forehand Loop’ Angel (EUR500):       

  • Free entry fees to 2 world tour tournaments (in 2021 and 2022)
  • Free player’s license for 2021 & 2022
  • Free t-shirt

‘Flick Serve’ Angel (EUR1500): 

  • Free entry fees to 6 world tour tournaments (in 2021 or 2022)
  • Reserved centre court seats for all world championship elite finals (2021 & 2022)
  • Free player’s license for 2021 & 2022
  • Free t-shirt            

‘Cross-court nick’ Angel (EUR3000) :      

  • Free entry fees to 10 world tour tournaments (in 2021, 2022 or 2023)
  • Option of having a logo & link on racketlon.net homepage (of a company, brand or favourite charity) for 12 months.
  • Free player’s license for 2021, 2022 & 2023
  • Reserved centre court seats for all world championship elite finals (2021 – 2023)
  • Free t-shirt          

‘Gummi-Arm’ Angel (EUR5000) :

  • Free entry fees to an unlimited amount of world tour tournaments (in 2021, 2022 & 2023).
  • Option of having a logo & link on racketlon.net homepage (of a company, brand or favourite charity) for 3 years.
  • Logo & link also included on FIR promotional email to its full database of players
  • Lifetime free player’s license
  • Reserved centre court seats for all future world championship elite finals.
  • Free t-shirt 

If you wish to become a Racketlon Angel, please send a mail to Duncan.stahl@racketlon.net in order to discuss all the details – benefits can be changed and tailored to meet the wishes of any potential Angel. Anyone wishing to become a Racketlon Angel has the option to remain anonymous.

We want to wish a huge thanks in advance to everyone that can help the fundraising campaign in any way. It will go a long way to helping and sustaining the future of our very special sport and community.

Duncan Stahl / FIR President