UPDATE: Date of event changed to March 28
Racketlon, a competition involving multiple racquet sports, is heading back to Wellesley’s Maugus Club at 40 Abbott Rd. this spring. The club held its first such competition during the summer of 2007.
The one-day event — dubbed “Mauguslon” — is tentatively set for March 14 and will feature table tennis, badminton, squash and instead of tennis, given the likely weather conditions, candlepin bowling (which is also offered at the club). Participants will be guaranteed at least 2 matches in each sport, and the event will likely run from 9am until early evening. Scoring will be done on a point-per-rally basis, with racquet sports going to 21 points and bowling to 21 throws.
Cliff Wenn, the club’s squash director and the head of U.S. Racketlon, notes that the club is unique in its combination of these racquet sports and candlepin bowling.
Maugus was founded in 1893 but has been staying fresh. It recently added a third badminton court and is one of just two private badminton courts in the state, Wenn says. The club has attracted a number of internationally ranked badminton players, in fact, he says.
Wenn says the club would love to attract more squash members. One claim to fame: Maugus has what Wenn says he thinks might be the only electronic movable wall softball squash doubles court in the state.
We’ll pass along more info as we get it.