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3rd International Pickleball Tournament Holland 2018

The 3rd International Pickleball Tournament Holland will take place from May 25 - May 27 2018 in the Topsportcentrum Almere! It will be a very international event with probably 200 players. After two successful tournaments in the centre of Amsterdam we were in need of a venue with more courts. We're very happy that we've found this beautiful topsportcentre in Almere where we have 16 courts available, a very nice cafe and the facility to have a dinner saturdaynight. The venue lies next to  trainstation Almere Poort, with direct connections to almost all stations in Amsterdam). At our 'where to stay' page we've collected a lot of ideas with good connections to the venue. It will be a skill level tournament (no age groups) and you can play singles* (friday afternoon), doubles (saturday) and/or mixed doubles (sunday). In singles* you'll play at least 3 games and in doubles at least 4. Minimum age is 16 years. Most categories are complete now but we have some spots available: 

  • 2 individuals in the women's doubles 4.0-5.0 but only if these women can be a partner from partner-wanted-men in the mix (level 4.0 and 4.5-5.0)
  • we have soms room in the mix but we're looking especially for:
  • 1 woman in the mix 4.0
  • 1 woman in the mix 4.5-5.0
  • you can also put yourself at the reservelist. We've got always players who have to cancel.


  • one event € 32,-,
  • two events: € 52,-,
  • three events: € 65,-.*
  • this includes free play Wednesdaynight in Amsterdam, free play Thursdaynight in Haarlem, a free guided walking tour through Haarlem Thursday afternoon and a free guided walking tour through Amsterdam Friday morning.
  • diner saturdaynight: € 20,-
  • tournament t-shirt: € 10,-
  • payment by Pay Pal: € 2,-
  • cancellation €10,- till April 15 2018 and after that €20,-
  • Deadline for registration: April 15 2018

How many players? In the singles tournament we have room for 28 women and 44 men. You can only register for the reservelist for the singles now.  In the mens and women doubles for 54 couples each and in the mixed doubles we can have about 100 teams. We'll put you on the reserve list for the men's and women's doubles.


Wednesday May 23 :  7-9 pm pickleball evening in Amsterdam, Sportshall de Pijp Thursday May 24: Haarlem, van der Geest Sporthal

  • 1-3 pm: a free guided walking tour through Haarlem (limited amount of participants)
  • 5-8 pm: indoor (and outdoor) play with Pickleball Haarlem

Friday May 25:

  • morning: a free guided walking tour through Amsterdam (limited amount of participants)
  • Afternoon 3-8 pm singles tournament
  • 6 -9 pm: registration and free play on 8 courts (8-9 pm 16 courts available) for all participants, referee clinic, rules quiz, meet old and new pickleballfriends and playing partners.

Saturday May 26:

  • 9 am - 7 pm: men's and women's doubles
  • 7.30-9:00 pm: dinner in the topsportcentre Almere

Sunday May 27:

  • 9 am - 5.30 pm: mixed doubles

Join our facebookgroup: Pickleball Tournament Holland 2018 Join our facebookgroup: Pickleball Tournament Holland 2018 Venue: Topsportcentrum Almere Public transport the Netherlands Description playing levels in Dutch and English Contact: Tournament directors: Bernadette Snijders Blok & Carine Thesingh Tournament Committee: Bart van Baere, Corien Blommestein, Evelyn Giesbers, Jiske Groeneveld, Loes Zijp, Margriet Snijders Blok and a group of students.

First Name
Family name
Birth Date dd/mm/year
Address (street, nr)
Zipcode and city
cell phone#
what's the name of your pickleballclub or where do you regularly play?
Confirm email
Emergency contact (name and number)
dinner saturdaynight €20,-
Would you like to buy a t-shirt, especially made for this tournament? Price is €10,-
Size t-shirt (choose a bigger size than normal)
might not have spots left, but we can put you on the reservelist
What's your rating in singles?
Do want to play in the doubles?
What's your rating in doubles?
Name doubles partner or partner wanted (your partner has to fill in a registration form him/herself)
What's your partner's rating?
Do you want to play in the mixed doubles?
What's your rating in mixed doubles?
Name mix partner or partner wanted (your partner has to fill in a registration form him/herself)
What's your mixed partner's rating?
Wednesday night May 23rd there's open play in Amsterdam. Do you think you'll be there?
Thursday May 24 there's a free walking tour through Haarlem in the afternoon and open play at night. Do you think you will join?
Do you want to participate in the (free) walking tour through Amsterdam Friday morning May 25th?
There's open play friday night may 25th in Almere. Do you think you'll be there?
RELEASE, PERMISSION, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT Waiver. In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in the Amsterdam Pickleball Tournament (“the Tournament”), I, for myself, my heirs or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Amsterdam Pickleball Players or the Topsport centrum Almere its/their officers, employees and agents from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injuries, accidents or illnesses (including death) and property loss arising from my participation in the Tournament. Assumption of Risk. Participation in the Tournament carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary, but include 1) minor injuries such as bruises, sprains and dehydration, 2) major injuries such as eye injuries, joint, bone or back injuries, heat stroke, heart attacks, and concussions, and 3) catastrophic injuries such as paralysis and death. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in playing pickleball. I assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks. Indemnification and Hold Harmless. I also agree to indemnify and hold the Amsterdam Pickleball Tournament harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my involvement in the Tournament. Use Permission. I also give the Amsterdam Pickleball Tournament and its agents and designees permission to use or distribute, without limitation or obligation, my image, name, voice, and words for any purpose connected with the Tournament, including promotional, marketing, training, informational, and archival uses.
We will send you an email about your payment for the tournament. The costs are: one event € 32,- two events € 52,- three events € 65,- special water bottle: €5,- dinner €20,- t-shirt €10,- If you pay by Pay Pal :€ 2,- Cancellation: €10,- till April 15 2018 and after that €20,-
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