Nick Matthew Steel City Open , UK

Sport(s): Racketlon

Federation: Federation of International Racketlon

Status: Challenger

Date: 15 Apr 22 - 17 Apr 22

Location: Hallamshire Tennis Squash


Update (21st March 2022): The tournament is now full. There may be some places available in some categories – please email duncan@dwsevents.com if you are interested.

For those who are registered, please fill out the form below if you would like to order your tournament T-shirt and Friday night meal. We need to receive all orders before 12 midday on April 2nd.

Those who ordered your shirt in 2020, your shirt will already be at the tournament this year and there is no need to re-order your shirt here.

    APPLICATION FORM

    High quality performance Nick Matthew Steel City Open tournament shirt or ladies vest – cost £15 GBP - see pictures below

    Friday's Chilli & Curry Night on 15th April at Hallamshire Clubhouse

    Time: Between 20.00 and 22.30 (can choose when you eat after you know your match times)

    Cost: £12 GBP per person

    Please choose your food options

    Chilli & Curry
    Hot Beef Chilli, rice, salsa, guacamole, sour cream with garlic breadHot Vegetable Chilli, rice, salsa, guacamole, sour cream with garlic breadMild Chicken Tika Curry, rice, mango chutney & garlic naan

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    NM Tournament Shirt (Unisex)


    NM Tournament Vest (Women’s)

    Draws & Match Schedule:

    All draws and the time schedule for the tournament will be published HERE on Monday 11th April

    COVID 19

    The tournament will follow all FIR & local Covid-19 Health guidelines which will be sent to all players in advance of the tournament. It is essential that all players understand and respect these guidelines

    It is the player’s responsibility to understand all Covid 19 travel restrictions when traveling to and from the UK from their country.

    ‘Racketlon has been something that has been on my radar for a number of years and something that I’ve always been keen to have a go at. With retirement I now have that opportunity, not only to compete but to host an event as well. Hallamshire has been my home club for 30 years and a perfect venue for such an event. I’ve heard great things about the Racketlon community and look forward to hosting them in Sheffield. Time to dust off my old Tennis & Badminton rackets!’ 

    Nick Matthew OBE, 3 x World Squash Champion

     

     

    Venue Information

    Home to the Nick Matthew Squash Academy, Hallamshire is one of the most famous squash clubs in the country with 9 courts, extensive seating and viewing areas. It also boasts fantastic tennis facilities with 8 outdoor and 4 indoor hard courts.

    Badminton mats are being supplied especially for the tournament by Badminton England, with Table Tennis and Badminton housed in the indoor tennis centre.

    Physio / Massage and stringing service (tennis and squash only) will be available to players throughout the tournament.

    With a good bar and restaurant at the heart of the club overlooking the tennis courts, all players will be well looked after at this fantastic new venue for the Racketlon World Tour.

    Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club
    716 Ecclesall Rd
    Sheffield S11 8TA
    United Kingdom

    Schedule

    NB All the times below are approximate...a full, detailed match schedule will be published in the week leading up to the tournament.

    Thurs 14th April

    Practice courts are available to players on a first come first served basis from 19.30 onwards

    Players + friends and family are all invited to enjoy a meal and some drinks in the Hallamshire club bar and restaurant on Thurs evening.

    Friday 15th April

    08.30 : Doubles categories to start

    16.00: First rounds of some of the biggest open singles classes may begin (usually Men A, B, C)

    20.00 - 22.30: Evening Meal (details to come later)

    Saturday 16th April

    08.30: All age group singles start (junior and senior) and all open singles start or continue

    20.00 until midnight: Meal & Entertainment at the Hallamshire Club

    Sunday 17th April

    08.30: All singles categories continue

    16.30: Prize giving ceremony

    Accommodation Details

    Halifax Hall
    Endcliffe Vale Road
    Sheffield S10 3ER
    www.halifaxhall.co.uk

    Very nice, 4 star boutique hotel, only 12 mins walk to the club (see pic).
    Best prices by booking early and through www.booking.com : approx. £90 per night for a twin/double w/breakfast

    Jonas Hotel
    The Endcliffe Village
    Endcliffe Crescent
    Sheffield
    S10 3ER
    www.jonashotel.co.uk

    2/3 star hotel: modern, university style en suite rooms, 12 mins walk to the club

    Best prices by booking early and through www.booking.com : approx. £55 - £60 per night for a double w/ free coffee/tea & pastry for breakfast

    Or mail them directly: hello@jonashotel.co.uk

    Travel

    Manchester and Birmingham airports and then a regional train to Sheffield are probably the best options for international players...but it is also possible to fly into London airports and get a direct train to Sheffield from London's Kings Cross or St Pancras stations - the train takes approx 2 hours to Sheffield and tickets cost between 20 to 35 euros one way if they are booked in advance. Train tickets in the UK are much more expensive when bought on the day of travel.