Rakesh Gupta has been a member of WRFC for nearly 20 years.
Last week he was in Zurich, Switzerland for the Racketlon World Championships – representing Team GB in the Over 55’s category. He was the captain of the team and they won the Gold Medal. Last year, he captained a slightly different team in Vienna, Austria for the European Championships, which they also won.
So now, they are European and World Champions. Rakesh Gupta said: “We were all very pleased, especially as we beat the favourites, Germany, in the semi-finals!”
Racketlon is a sport where you play 4 different racket sports, one after the other: table-tennis, badminton, squash and tennis – and every single point counts towards the final total score in all 4 sports, to decide the winner. Rakesh’s strongest sports are table-tennis and badminton. However, training in badminton and squash at WRFC over the years, has really helped to improve his game.
Rakesh would like to thank Phil Rushworth for his squash coaching and Khalid Akbar for being a regular badminton training partner.
If anyone is interested in playing Racketlon, please get in touch with Rakesh @ firstname.lastname@example.org