IWT London Open *cancelled*

Sport(s): Racketlon

Federation: Federation of International Racketlon

Status: International World Tour

Date: 24 Jul 20 - 26 Jul 20

Location: Roehampton Club, Roehampton Ln, London SW15 5LR


The London Open welcomes the worldwide Racketlon community back to one of the most famous and exclusive sports clubs in the UK: The Roehampton Club in south London.

After the huge success of the 2019 Challenger tournament which sold out in under 4 hours of the entry being open, this year’s tournament has now been upgraded to an International World Tour event – and after being voted as “Internatioal Tournament of the Year 2019” at the UK Racketlon Awards and voted by international players as having the best “Off Court Venue Facilities” and the 2nd best “Playing Facilities” on the whole 2019 World Tour, the 2020 tournament is likely to be very popular! 

Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Michael Chang, Lleyton Hewitt, Pat Cash and Andy Murray are just some of the iconic names that have all regularly used the Roehampton Club’s immaculate grass tennis courts to fine tune their games immediately before Wimbledon.

This is once again a very special opportunity to play on some of the most famous grass tennis courts in the UK as well as on perfect squash courts (used in many national UK competitons) and a brand new building holding the badminton (on tournament mats) and Table Tennis.

All whilst relaxing amongst the gardens, fountains and exceptional facilities of the Roehampton Club including a dedicated Player’s Lounge with excellent food and drink options available throughout the weekend…

This year the club have agreed to increase the capacity of the tournament so we can accept a total of 90 players.

Online entries will open at 17.00 (UK time) / 18.00 (CET) on Tues March 3rd.

Last year’s tournament sold out in 4 hours & this year’s Nick Matthew Steel City Open Challenger tournament sold out in just 15 mins! So if you want to play the 2020 IWT London Open, please set a reminder in your diary and get your entry in as soon as online entries are opened!

For all questions, please mail: duncan@dwsevents.com

Venue Information

Before talking about the actual racket sports facilities, it is worth mentioning the gardens, the fountains, the croquet lawns, the immaculate changing rooms, the prestigious golf course, and the luxurious club house!

The Club’s brand-new indoor tennis facility will host the Table Tennis and Badminton – all on 3 brand-new roll out tournament mats. A 3 minute walk through the Club’s gardens will take you to the squash complex with 5 perfectly maintained glass back courts.

We then have the choice of the club’s 10 grass tennis courts to finish matches in style!

Schedule

Exact playing schedule will be published nearer the dates of the tournament - the below is a guide to the earliest possible time the different categories will begin (some may begin later).

Thurs 23rd July

From 19.00: Players are welcome to come and practice across all 4 sports, followed by a welcome meal and drinks in the club house.

Friday 24th July

09.00 Doubles classes begin
16.00 Singles classes in the biggest draws may begin (usually Men's A, B, C)
20.00 Player's BBQ in the club house

Sat 25th July

09.00: All singles classes continue or begin
20.00: Player's Dinner + Doubles Prize Giving + Party in the club house

Sunday 26th July

09.00 Singles classes continue
16.00 Prize giving ceremony

Accommodation Details

Hotels in this part of London in mid summer will all be very expensive so we have managed to find accommodation in the nearby University (12 mins walk from the club), who will provide single guest rooms.

We also have held rooms in a Conference Centre (10 mins walk from the club) who can provide double rooms (with small double beds). There should also be some AirBnB options but please book early as it is peak time.

Each university single room has its own bathroom and also has access to a large, shared kitchen with cooking facilities and a fridge/freezer. They are a 12 minute walk from the sports club. They do not include any breakfast, but a player’s breakfast is being offered at the sports club every morning.

Each double room in the Elm Grove Conference Centre has one small double bed, its own bathroom, all usual hotel room amenities and is 10 mins walk from the club. No breakfast included but a player’s breakfast is being offered at the sports club every morning.

Please email duncan@dwsevents.com to reserve a room. Spaces are limited and payment will need to be in advance. No accommodation bookings are possible after 20th May - or before if all the rooms are reserved - so please reserve early.

Roehampton University, Froebal Campus Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ
Single Room £54.00 per night with use of the shared kitchen
Elm Grove Conference Centre Elm Grove, Roehampton vVenues, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH
Double Room £84 per room per night

Tournament Entry

The tournament has a strict limit of 90 players so spaces will fill up way before the entry deadline. It is therefore essential to enter early to avoid disappointment: online entries will open at 17.00 (UK time) / 18.00 (CET) on Tues 3rd March 2020
Please click: ENTER HERE
- it is necessary to have an annual FIR Player's license (15 euros) to be able to enter the tournament. This can also be purchased at the link above.
It is optional to pay your entry fees in advance online (bank details for transfer will be sent to all players separately) or you can choose to pay in cash at the tournament.

Singles 55 euros / £48 GBP
40 euros / £35 GBP for an extra singles category (open and age group)
Doubles 20 euros / £18 GBP per player
Junior Singles 20 euros / £18 GBP per player

Travel

London has many airport options: Heathrow is the closest if traveling by car or taxi but Gatwick is quickest by train.
The Roehampton Club is a few minutes walk from Barnes train station in south London

London Heathrow 35 mins by car/taxi or 1 hour by train.
London Gatwick 45 mins by car / taxi or 45 mins by train.
Luton Airport 70 mins by car / taxi or 90 mins by train.
London City Airport 60 mins by car / taxi or 60 mins by train.
Stansted Airport 80 mins by car / taxi or 90 mins by train

Extras

Welcome meal, BBQ + Player's Meal and Party

Thurs 23rd July, from 19.00: Welcome meal, drinks & practice Table Tennis, Badminton and Squash will all be available for practice, followed by a welcome meal and drinks in the club bar
Friday 24th July, from 20.00 Player's BBQ in the club house
Saturday 25th July, from 20.00 Player's dinner & party in the club house