✓ Biggest international juniors tennis tournament in the Netherlands

✓ top 25 ITF juniors tournament in the world

General information

The TC Bakkum Dutch Junior Open (formerly known as the Van Keeken Tournament or the Biesterbos Open) has grown since its first edition to become the largest international youth tennis championship in the Netherlands and ranks among the top 25 youth tennis tournaments worldwide. The TC Bakkum Dutch Junior Open, already in its 64th edition, will be held from Sunday, July 2nd, to July 9th. The qualifications will take place on July 2nd and 3rd. Similar to previous years, this year's tournament will be hosted at the tennis courts of TC Bakkum in Castricum. Last year, the enthusiastic audience in the final weekend enjoyed high-level tennis matches. The boys' champion of the previous edition was Antoine Ghibaudo from France, while Federica Urgesi from Italy claimed the title in the girls' category. The tournament has a rich history, and its traditional atmosphere still prevails. Each year, the event brings a lot of joy and camaraderie to the Vinkenbaan tennis park. Make sure to follow the news updates on this website to stay informed about all the latest tournament news. We hope to welcome you at the TC Bakkum courts during the tournament.

Current Staff:
Tournament director: Ronald van der Horst Treasurer: Ruud Lokenberg General matters: Hans Gielink, Ruud Lokenberg, Joke Kranendonk, Jan Tunteler, Tijmen van der Horst and Janique Ziedses des Plantes Tournament management: Laura Brouwer and Yvo van der Horst Housing: Ges Oosterlaar, Esmee van der Horst, Claudia Veerkamp and Femke Visser Sponsoring: Ronald van der Horst, Ruud Lokenberg and Hans Boske Press: Jan van der Beek, Bram Kranendonk, Sophie Groen, Marnix Blom.

Robert van der Drift


Entries & Withdrawals
Entries and withdrawals must be made online via the ITF homepage according to the ITF Rules.

Entry Fee

Entry deadline

Entry notification
Notification of Main Draw and Qualifying acceptances will be published on the ITF homepage.

Qualifying


Accomodation and Hospitality

Tournament Hotels
Hotel Marquette
Marquettelaan 34
1968 JT, Heemskerk
Tel: +31 251 257 025

Hotel Fase Fier
Van Oldenbarneveldweg 25
1901 KA, Bakkum
Tel: +31 251 652 204

Hotel reservations
Ges Oosterlaar & Claudia Veerkamp

Mail: housingDJO@gmail.com

Tel.: +31 251 653 363

Please use our reservation form.

For qualifying players and accompanying persons:

Between hotel and club, starting Saturday, July 1st, 8.00 a.m. Pick-up from airports is not included in hospitality. Pick-up from railway station Castricum is possible if informed about the arrival time early in advance.

Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations of the ITF Junior-Circuit, Code of Conduct will be enforced. All single matches will be decided in three Tie-Break sets. All double matches will be decided by two Tie-Break sets and a match Tie-Break (10 point) in place of a third set.

Match Courts
8 clay courts (red clay)

Stringing facility

Official balls
Dunlop Tournament