The first-ever IWT Dunlop Rotterdam Open sees the FIR World Tour come to the Victoria Club, which has the potential to become one of the best Racketlon venues in the world. After being due to host the World Championships in 2020, it is sure to host the sport’s biggest tournament soon.
Victoria Rotterdam has fantastic racket sports facilities including a glass squash show court, indoor hard court tennis courts and a dedicated hall for TT and Badminton.
With a social padel tournament being organised on Thursday night, a BBQ on Friday night and a fantastic city to explore that has great transport links to the rest of Europe, this will be a very special new tournament for all players in all categories to enjoy.
Sponsored by Dunlop, players in all categories will get to enjoy playing with premium Dunlop balls. They will also have the chance to buy a bespoke Dunlop tournament performance shirt.
IWT Rotterdam Open will also be the final tournament before this year’s World Championships, so the perfect chance for players to get some very important competitive practice.
The tournament will follow all FIR and local COVID-19 health guidelines which will be sent to players in advance of the tournament.
Victoria is a fantastic sports club in the heart of Rotterdam. It boasts a glass squash show court that hosts regular international competitions/ There are also 8x ATP approved indoor tennis hard courts and a separate hall for TT and badminton. The club also has a large restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace and 3x padel courts (see details below about the Thursday evening padel tournament).
Address: Victoria, Kralingseweg 226, 3062 CG Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Thursday, September 30: 20:00 until 23:00 Social Padel Tournament
- Friday, October 1: 09:00 Doubles / 16:00 1st Round of Biggest Singles Categories
- Saturday, October 2: 09:00 Singles Continues
- Sunday, October 3: 09:00 Singles Continues with 16:00 Prize Ceremony
There are two accommodation options available at this tournament:
- Novotel Brainpark
- 4 Star
- 1.5km from the sports club.
- Approx EUR85 per double/triple room per night
- Book here
- Campanile Rotterdam East
- 3 Star
- 3km from the sports club.
- Approx EUR65 per twin/double room per night
- Book here
IWT Dunlop Rotterdam Open Tournament Entry
Tournament entry is available via the FIR Tournament Software page here.
All players must have a 2021 FIR Player’s License which they can get here.
We have a limited number of spaces at the tournament – please enter early to avoid disappointment. It is always possible to withdraw without any cancellation fee up to Wednesday, September 22.
Rotterdam Airport is 10km from the sports centre. Amsterdam Schipol Airport is 65km away – with regular, direct trains from Schipol to Rotterdam Central (30-minute journey).
There are currently very few travel restrictions to enter the Netherlands from most countries – but all the latest information can be found below:
IWT Dunlop Rotterdam Open Extras
On Thursday, September 30 from 20:00 until 23:00 we will organise a social padel tournament for all players at the Victoria Club Padel Complex. With so many racketlon players now enjoying playing padel, we’re sure this will be a good opportunity for players to show off their skills in a fun but surely quite competitive mini-tournament. The cost will be EUR15 per player.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
On the evening of Friday, October 1, we will organise a BBQ on the terrace of the club. Details and information about how to book yourself a place will be sent to all registered players nearer to the tournament.
Further information about the tournament can be found here.
The tournament is open to players of all ages and abilities and you can enter here.
The full 2021 FIR World Tour is available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer