A TOURNAMENT will test sporting talents in tribute to a former coach.

‘Racketlon’ will return to White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon on September 16 and 17, combining table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis in one event.

Rachel Pitson organised the contest in memory of her late dad and former racketlon coach Richard Lawrence, to raise money for Thrombosis UK.

Mrs Pitson, 27, said: “Dad was really keen to get as many people as he could involved in racket sports.

“We’ve got categories from beginners to elite and it’s a fantastic chance to play four sports in one day, compete and make friends.”

Chilton resident Mr Lawrence died in 2013 aged just 59, after suffering from deep vein thrombosis.

The tournament took place in Abingdon for the first time last year, raising more than £1,300.

Entry deadline is September 11. To sign up, visit tournamentsoftware.com and search for Richard Lawrence Open 2017.