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Dutch Open May 3-5 2024

Welcome to the Dutch Open 2024

Join the 5th edition of our International Pickleball tournament. As in our earlier editions (2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022), you can expect to play a lot of games, a social atmosphere, and a well-organized event.

We’ve found a nice venue with 27 courts in the beautiful town of Haarlem. Competitions will be held in singles on Friday, doubles on Saturday and mixed doubles on Sunday.

There will be different levels from 2.5-3.0 up to 5.0 and we will also offer age groups in most categories. Each day will first consist of a round robin competition and a knock-out phase after that. It depends on the amount of groups and players how many players/teams go on to the knock-out phase.

You can find all your scheduled games here

Registration page and tournament information can be found here (in English) or hier (Dutch version) 

Tournament schedule and categories 

Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 16 – 22 you’re very welcome for some free play with Pickleball Haarlem, Piet Voskuilenstraat 1

There’s a cafe where you can buy drinks and food

Friday, May 3, 2024 – Women’s and men’s singles 4-9 pm

Categories  women’s singles:    3.0 12+up    3.0 50up   3.5/4.0 12up    4.5/5.0 12 up

Categories  men’s singles:   3.0 12up.  3.5 12up.  3.5 50 up.  4.0 12 up.  4.0 50 up.  4.5/5.0 12 up

Registration opens at 3.00 pm

Tournament starts at 4.00 pm and ends at 9pm

Saturday, May 4, 2024 – Women’s and men’s doubles

Category women’s doubles:  3.0 12up. 3.0 50up. 3.5 12up. 3.5 50up. 3.5 65up. 4.0 12up. 4.0 50up. 4.5/5.0 12 up

Category men’s doubles:  3.0 12up. 3.5 12up. 3.5 50up. 4.0 12up. 4.0 50up. 4.5/5.0 12 up

Registration opens at 8 am

Tournament starts at 9 am and ends at 7 pm


Sunday, May 5, 2024 – Mixed doubles

Categories mixed doubles:  3.0 12up. 3.0 35up. 3.5 12up. 3.5 35up. 3.5 50up. 3.5 65up. 4.0 12up. 4.0 50up. 4.5 12 up, 5.0 12 up

Registration opens at 8 am

Mixed doubles tournament starts at 9 am and ends at 6 pm





The fee is €40,- for 1 event (€20,- registration fee and €20,- for the first event), €60,- for 2 events and €75,- for 3 events. The registration fee of €20,- is not refundable. The event fees are refundable till the registration deadline Sunday April 7th 2024  23:59 (GMT).

The Venue

The Dutch Open 2024 will take place in the Kennemer Sporthal where we have 3 connected sports halls with 5 courts and 2 more (tennis)halls with 6 courts each, for a total of about 27 courts. Most courts will have taped lines.

Venue address:
Kennemer Sporthal

IJsbaanlaan 4a

2024 AV Haarlem

  • Train station Bloemendaal is within walking distance (11 minutes) (with direct connections to central Haarlem, Amsterdam (30 min) and Santpoort) You can find all your public transport connections here.
  • Free parking in front of the sports hall.
  • Consider renting a bicycle as it will get you everywhere in Haarlem.



Hotel IBIS Styles Haarlem is very close (4 min walk) to the sportshal

Another option is the Hostel StayOkay Haarlem (6 min on a bicycle).

Many more hotels and airbnb are available in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Bloemendaal. It will be high season because of the tulips and a school holiday so don’t wait till the last moment to find a place to stay.

You can find a lot of tourist information here

Terms and conditions:

By signing the registration form electronically, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Deadline to register for the tournament: 11:59 PM CET on 07.04.2024. 

To ensure a smooth play schedule, we will limit the number of participants in total but also in specific categories.

The registration fees (€20) will never be refunded, but the fees for each category will be refunded until April 19th, 2024. Past this deadline, the registration fees (€20) and additional category fees are non-refundable,

The tournament director reserves the right to combine categories and transfer players between categories in the event of insufficient registrations. Their decision is final.

Tournament director: Bernadette Snijders Blok

If you have any questions, please contact us at

The Ball

Joola Primo

Free play

You’re welcome to join for some free play in the Kennemer Sporthal on Friday afternoon (3-9 pm) and also Thursday night with Pickleball Haarlem (not far from the Kennemer Sporthal  in Sporthal van der Geest, Piet Voskuilenstraat 1, Haarlem)


We would love to have you join us for dinner Saturday night at 7.30 pm in café Maarten, next to the sports hall. Only 100 spots available! €35.00 for a buffet.


Haarlem is a beautiful, historic town and worth a visit. You can find a lot of tourist information here


  • The tournament will be held in accordance with the USAPA Official Tournament Rulebook.
  • We will have medical staff at the tournament but players enter at their OWN risk.
    All players signed / accepted a waiver of liability when they agreed to the Terms & Conditions at registration:

“I release and discharge, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, the organizers, the facility, its members, employees, and sponsors and all persons associated with the tournament from all claims, damages, rights of action present or future which may arise in connection with my participation in the tournament. I understand that filming and photographs will be taken at this event and I give permission to Pickleball Holland and KNLTB Pickleball to use the creative content to advertise, promote or showcase the event. I understand that it is my responsibility to make it known that I do not wish to have my picture taken or my games filmed.”

  • Players’ self-assigned rating is subject to change if the tournament committee deems it. There can only be .5 difference between a Doubles and Singles self-rating.
  • As the entries for each age/rating event bracket varies, the tournament committee reserves the right to merge some brackets to ensure that every player gets a minimum of 4 matches per event.
  • The Competition Draw will be published on
  • The Competition Draw is subject to change if there are late withdrawals.
  • The competition format will be round robin group stages in which every win and point will determine how you place at the end.. Not every team will advance to the knockout stages.

Competition Format

  • The tournament will be an age and skill level tournament.
  • Each event will comprise round robin group games followed by a knock out competition.
  • Because of the number of events and players, event start times will be staggered.
  • Qualification for the knockout round will depend on where you finish in your group table.
  • Please make sure that you have checked the knockout match schedule for your event before leaving the venue (we have had people leave who thought they hadn’t qualified when they had). And please remember that if you are through to the semi finals and you lose, there is still the bronze medal match to play.
  • Table results will be sorted by number of wins, points difference, points scored and if there is still a tie then head to head.
  • A defined number of teams will go through to the knockout or single elimination rounds.
  • The first named team is responsible for picking up the score sheet from the tournament desk.
  • The score sheet provided to teams will define whether the game is played to 11 or 15 or 2 games won till 11 out of 3.
  • The winning team is responsible for entering the score on the score sheet correctly and getting both team’s signatures to agree the score is entered correctly.
  • Score sheets should be returned immediately to the tournament desk by one of the players.
  • In the round robin matches there will be no time outs allowed. In the knockout rounds, each team is allowed a 1 minute time out per game. In the event of a medical time out, 15 minutes maximum are allowed before the team calling the time out forfeits.
  • 20 minutes of court time is allocated for all games to 11 points; 30 minutes are allocated for matches to 15 points; 40 minutes for matches in which the winner is determined by the best of 3 matches to 11 points
  • Court times include a maximum of 2 minutes of warm up is allowed before a game starts if required AND the schedule is not running late.
  • Any team not arriving on your playing court within 10 minutes of their game’s start time may forfeit the match.
  • In the event of a team withdrawing from the competition, all of the team’s games will be taken out of the table results.
  • Late arrivals – any matches forfeited due to late arrival will be scored as 11-0 but the team can continue in the competition if they arrive in time for their second match.
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded.
  • Give your opponent time to get into position before you serve.
  • The server should clearly announce the score before they serve.
  • If the opponent claims there was a major distraction while hitting a shot (e.g. ball bouncing onto the court), don’t hesitate to replay the point.
  • Please do not walk behind a court whilst a rally is in progress.
  • Please only call a ball out if it clearly is, if in doubt – the ball is in!
  • Please refrain from swearing whilst on court.
  • Please do not throw your paddle.
  • Players are responsible for identifying foot faults. Be the kind of player that identifies their own foot faults!.
  • Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
  • We will not tolerate bullying, verbal abuse or shouting.
  • In the event of any dispute within a game, the game should be halted and the Tournament Director found to address the dispute.
  • The decision of the Tournament Director is final. Any player not accepting the decision will be withdrawn from the event. No discussion will be entered into following the decision.