Racketlon is a combination sport in which competitors play a sequence of the four most popular racket sports: table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis. Considered a cousin of triathlon and decathlon, a racketlon match contains four sets, one in each sport. Each set is played to 21 points, much like in table tennis, but the total winner of a racketlon match is not the one that wins most sets but the one that scores the most points in total. The winner is the best all round racket player. The origin of the game can be traced to the late 1980s in Finland and Sweden when the game was called mailapelit in Finland and racketmästerskap (racket championships) in Sweden. Racketlon continues to have a much larger presence in Europe and Canada, but it still represents a great option for physical exercise/wellness in either its combination (all 4 sports) or individually as table tennis, badminton, squash or tennis.
Racketlon-table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis