By definition, racketlon is built on the concept of a match involving the same two individuals (or pairs in doubles) playing each other in all four sports : table-tennis, badminton, squash, tennis. Each sport is identically formatted, generally one 21 points game. In the end, the winner is the player (or pair in doubles) who wins the most points of the racketlon match. One could lose three sports and still win the match (for example: tt:18-21, b: 18-21, s: 18-21, t: 21-5). The sets are played in the following order (from smaller to larger rackets): table tennis, badminton, squash, tennis. Other than the scoring and serving rules, each of the four sports are governed by their respective governing body.