Pickleball in the Netherlands
Picklebal is a fairly new sport in the Netherlands. On Friday afternoon, 1 March 2013, the first game on Dutch soil was played on Java Island in Amsterdam! In the meantime, there is an active pickleball group in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Almere, Oosthem, Melick, Eefde and Haarlem. New initiatives are actively supported by the pickleball association. Every year in March is the Dutch Championship and every 2 years there is a big international tournament: Dutch Open.
In the USA, the number of pickleball players has grown explosively in recent years to millions of players and there are now clubs and courts everywhere. We are working hard to spread the pickleball virus further throughout the Netherlands. As a sport for all ages to play fanatically and at a high level or recreational up to an old age. Pickleball is a sport for everyone, all ages and all levels! Participants’ reactions are enthusiastic! It is easy to learn and you have a lot of fun.