Pickleball Finland is hands down the most experienced organizer of pickleball tournaments and other events in Finland. In November 2015 we organized the first ever pickleball tournament in Finland. The 1st Finnish Open Pickleball Championships took place in Espoo, close to Helsinki.
Since then we have organized five other tournaments. The 2nd Finnish Open Pickleball Championships took place in June 2017 and brought together 110 athletes from 9 different countries to compete in Espoo, Finland, including some of the world's best players from USA and Canada (Gigi LeMaster, Cookie Drake, Brian Ashworth and Bill Ritchie). This is by far the biggest and most international pickleball tournament ever played in Finland and Nordic countries.
In December 2017 we organized The Pickleball Finland Xmas Games, in May 2018 The Pickleball Finland Spring Games and again in December 2018 another Xmas Games was held, being the 2nd biggest event in Finland. In June 2019, Pickleball Finland hosted the 3rd Finnish Open Pickleball Championships. And in December 2019 it was again time for Xmas Games!
We have also gained experience in organizing tournaments by taking part in other biggest European tournaments in Holland, England, Germany, Scotland and Spain, as well as networking with international tournament organizers like the US, UK and Spanish Open and the IFP and WPF. Our goal is to create every tournament to be an experience, which is organized professionally and runs smoothly. Most important for us is to create a relaxed and fun environment, in which the competitors can network and enjoy themselves while also playing competitive games.
More info about our tournaments:
Tournaments in Europe 2020
Here we will add major European tournaments in 2021 as soon as they are announced. Due to Coronavirus pandemic the it is very uncertain if the events will actually take place.
English Open, Nottingham, England (1.–4.7.)
Italian Open, Tocco da Casauria, Italy (20.–22.8.)
Rhön Open, Heustreu, Germany (4.9.)
Northwest Pickleball Festival, Preston, England (1.–2.10.)
Stay tuned for more upcoming events!
Would you like to participate in the next tournament or co-operate as an organizer or sponsor? Send us an email and ask for details!