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The Dutch Open 2020, our 4th International Pickleball Tournament

Registration opens on September 15th, 2019 and  closes on March 1st, 2020.

We’re very happy to announce our 4th International Pickleball Tournament in Holland. Our indoor venue will once again be the Topsportcenter in Almere where we have 16 courts available. We hope that you will be as satisfied as all our 3rd tournament participants were in 2018. We are always trying to improve, so this tournament we would like to extend an invitation to all registered participants play for FREE the days prior to the tournament. We’re trying to organize some free clinics for you as well. As a side option, we have arranged for those interested,  a Guided City Walk in the beautiful town of Leiden which is not far from Amsterdam and Haarlem.

This year all persons aged 12 years and up (born in 2008 or earlier) can play in our tournament. And more news: if a certain skill-level group is large enough (as certainly would be the case in the mixed doubles and most likely in more brackets), we will split into 2 age groups; 12-49 years and 50 years and up. If this is not the case, then all people of all ages will play together.  Our competition format will be round robin group stages followed by (depending on the group size), Quarter-, Semi- and/or Finals.

Last but not least: Our tournament dinner will be in the fantastic restaurant Atlantis, next to the sportscenter. We’ve tried it and can assure you, you really don’t want to miss it!

So as you can see, the Dutch Open 2020 is more than just a Pickleball tournament. It’s 8 active days of playing Pickleball, meeting and greeting people from all over the world, exploring and visiting the sights of our beautiful country, as well as enjoying a well organized tournament!

Program:

Sunday March 29th: 4.30-6.30 pm Free Play in Amsterdam

Tuesday March 30th: 2-4 pm Walking Tour in Leiden

Wednesday April 1st:  10am-6 pm Pickleball Clinics and Free Play in Amsterdam

Thursday April 2nd: 10 am-10 pm Pickleball Clinics and Free Play in Haarlem

Friday April 3rd : 2 pm-7 pm Women’s and Men’s Singles in Topsportcenter Almere

                                 : 6 pm – 8.30 pm Free Play in Topsportcenter Almere

Saturday April 4th: 9 am – 6.30 pm Men’s and Women’s doubles and 7 pm – 9 pm dinner

Sunday April 5th    : 9 am – 5.30 pm Mixed Doubles

Registration:

Registration Fee = €20,- (Free T-shirt, Free play (and hopefully clinics) days before the tournament

Event Fee: €15,- Women’s and Men’s singles

€20,- Women’s and Men’s doubles

€20,- Mixed Doubles

All venues can be reached easily by public transport. Our main venue in Almere is next to a train station (Almere Poort) with direct connections to Amsterdam, Weesp, Bussum and Schiphol Airport. With this public transport site you can find directions to go anywhere in the Netherlands.

Information about the clinics on Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd: We’re presently busy seeking out some very skilled and experienced Pickleball teachers to come to the Netherlands. When you register you can choose one of the clinics (for free) and as soon as we’ve received more information about it, we will inform you.

Note: In order to make our tournament as international as possible we have limited the number of participants per country. We can put you on a waiting list when we’ve reached this limit.

Cancellation policy:

In case you can not participate in all (parts of) our tournament please note the cancellation dates:

If you cancel on or before February 29th, 2020, we will return all paid Event, Dinner and Tour Fees. Your registration fee is not refundable. If you cancel between March 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2020, we will return 50% of the paid Event,  Dinner and Tour fees. If you cancel on April 1st, 2020 or later, there are no refunds.

Contact: tournament@pickleballholland.nl