Nick Matthew Steel City Open

Sport(s): Racketlon

Federation: Federation of International Racketlon

Status: Challenger

Date: 20 Mar 20 - 22 Mar 20

Location: Hallamshire Tennis Squash

‘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

Tournament Entry

This tournament is now full to capacity. We reached capacity after only 15 mins of the entries being open! If you would like to go onto the waiting list please email stating what categories you would like to play in.

Tournament T-Shirt & Food Options

Can all players please fill out the Application Form below with their food options for Friday night and if they would like to order a Nick Matthew Steel City Open Tournament Shirt – all orders must be submitted before 12.00 on Monday 9th March


High quality performance Nick Matthew Steel City Open 2020 tournament shirt or ladies vest – cost £15 GBP - see pictures below

Friday's Chilli & Curry Night on 20th March at Hallamshire Clubhouse

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

Cost: £10 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 in grey (Unisex)

NM Tournament Vest in white (Women’s)







Tournament Hotel:

We have got some very special rates at the excellent the Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield which is only 2.5 km from the club. To book your room please email: and quote the code NMAC190320 in order to get the agreed rates for players – see below:

£85 for a twin / double including breakfast

£75 for a single including breakfast

All reservations must be made before 21st February

Tournament Schedule:

Thurs 19th March

The following practice courts are available to players on a first come first served basis:

19.00 – 21.30: Table Tennis

19.00 – 20.00: Tennis

19.40 – 21.00: Squash

Badminton only available after set up (approx 21.30)

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 20th March

  • 08.30 : Doubles categories to start
  • 19.00: First rounds of some of the biggest open singles classes may begin (usually Men A, B, C)
  • 20.00 – 22.30: Chilli & Curry Night (see details below)

Saturday 21st March

  • 08.30: All age group singles start (junior and senior) and all open singles start or continue
  • 20.00 until midnight: Player’s dinner & party at the Hallamshire club (see details below) + Doubles Prize Giving Ceremony

Sunday 22nd March

  • 08.30: All singles categories continue
  • 16.30: Prize giving ceremony

Food & Drink

Friday’s Chilli & Curry Night from 20.00 til 22.30:

Players will be contacted separately by email to reserve their food orders for Friday night.

Hot Beef Chilli, rice, salsa, guacamole, sour cream with garlic bread


Hot Vegetable Chilli, rice, salsa, guacamole, sour cream with garlic bread


Mild Chicken Tika Curry, rice, mango chutney & garlic naan.

£10 per person

Saturday’s Player’s Dinner & Party from 20.oo til midnight

Lasagna, Garlic Bread & Salad

Vegetable Pasta Bake in a cheese sauce with Garlic Bread

Meal included in Player’s entry fee. £10 for non-players

Music & entertainment til midnight!

Draws & Match Schedule:

All draws and the time schedule for the tournament will be published HERE on Monday 16th March


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.


Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club, 716 Eccleshall Rd, Sheffield S11 8TA, UK

Phyiso / Massage & Stringing Service (squash & tennis only) will be available to all players at the club during the tournament.


See you in the Steel City soon…