A FORMER Prince Henry's High School pupil is promoting the emerging sport of racketlon.

Jon Spinks, 25, is the United Kingdom tour officer for the quadrathlon of racket sports.

The former Littleton Table Tennis Table Club and Littletons Tennis Club player organised the first Cotswold Open tournament at Cleeve School, Bishops Cleeve.

Racketlon, which began in Finland in the 1980s, involves consecutively playing in each of the four racket sports of table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis.

Competitors play the same number of points in each sport.

In his role Spinks, who grew up in Badsey but now lives in London, is responsible for trying to bring the sport to as many different areas of the country as possible.

He otherwise works for Greenhouse Sports, a charity for disadvantaged children.

On a visit to his old table tennis club in Littleton at Christmas he was asked where it was possible to play racketlon locally which sparked the Cotswold tournament.

He is one of the founder members of Nottingham Racketlon Club.

For more information about how to get involved, email Spinks at New2racketlon@gmail.com.