Basecamp: Holland 2021 Team
Friday July 9th to Tuesday July 27th
As recommended by health care professionals, we will house at a centrally located hotel for our entire trip and have a short commute to each of our two Dutch Federation tournaments. The Hotel Den Haag-Nootdorp is a 4 star level where we have housed Tennis: Europe teams for the last decade. Recently modernized and adding extra rooms and floors, it has its own large entrance lounge area and restaurant. It is a 20 minute drive from The Hague and 45 minutes to Amsterdam. This “bubble” type of approach will limit our travel and keep us in a “pod” small tennis team.
Departure: Friday July 9. Practices July 10th – 11th
Leiden, The Netherlands: July 12th (evening) – July 18th
- We play the Leiden Open where everyone can play in two singles or one singles and one doubles. We have practice courts at the tournament site or a nearby club in Nootdorp. Leiden is located 20 minutes from our hotel.
- During the week, we will visit the major sights of Amsterdam, about 40 minutes away, including the Anne Frank House, the Riksmusum or Van Gogh Museum, and shopping on the walking street. The Hague, Capital of Holland, is also nearby, with its North Sea beach and boardwalk and The International Court of Justice.
- The friendly Dutch always make us feel welcome off the court and this tournament was voted “Best Stop” on our last trip.
Utrecht, Holland: July 18th (Evening) – July 25th
- This tournament is in a small picturesque town near Utrecht and has been voted best stop on our trip for many years now. We are warmly welcomed in this small town atmosphere. We get plenty of match play and have time to spend socializing with the Dutch juniors. The tournament has under 17 singles and doubles or mixed doubles, which in past summers has been a round robin format, assuring lots of matches for our players, win or lose. Besides all the tennis, the tournament offers a number of social activities throughout the week.
Cologne, Germany: July 25th – July 27th
- We finish our journey with a day plus in the attractive city of Cologne, most well-known for its Dom cathedral which took over 600 years to build. Located along the Rhine River, we visit the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Old City, and tour (and taste) the chocolate museum, always a favorite with our players. Cologne’s walking streets have an abundance of shops for last minute souvenir shopping. And we enjoy our farewell dinner on the banks of the Rhine.