Finnish Tour in English
Summary of the Finnish Tour 2017 in English
Finnish Tour is the top-level men’s and women’s tennis circuit in Finland. In 2017, Finnish Tour consists of seven singles tournaments, for both men and women, organized by the Finnish Tennis Association and the Organizing Tennis Clubs. Five of the events are open to all International players and two to Finnish Nationals only – Finnish Championships held on 26.6.-2.7.2017 and 12.-19.12.2017.
International participants are key to building vibe for the Finnish Tour. Therefore, we wish to attract the interest of the International tennis professionals as well as young guns who are primed for future success.
Some of the events may also hold doubles tournaments, which are not part of the Finnish Tour and, therefore, the prizes may vary.
|Dates||City||Events||Entry deadline||Local Contact|
|21.-23.4.2017||Vaasa||Men + Women||9 APRIL||Seppo Itänen, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|19.-21.5.2017||Kaarina||Men + Women||7 MAY||Johan Skogman, email@example.com|
|26.6.-2.7.2017||Helsinki||Finnish Nationals Only||18 JUNE||TBA|
|14.-16.7.2017||Hanko||Men + Women||2 JULY||
|6.-8.10.2017||Helsinki||Men + Women||24 SEPTEMBER||TBA|
|12.-19.12.2017||Kotka||Finnish Nationals Only||3 DECEMBER||TBA|
Prize Money Pool (Excluding Finnish Championships)
|Prize Money Pool||Men Singles||Women Singles|
|Semi-Finalist||500€||250€ (min: 14 players)|
|Quarter-Finalist||250€ (min: 24 players)||–|
Local tax will be deducted from all the prize money on site.
Draws (Excluding Finnish Championships)
|Event||Number of Players||Direct Acceptances||Max. International Direct Acceptances||Wild Cards|
The entry deadline for each tournament is on Sunday 23:59 GMT+2, 5 days before the tournament begins.
All the Finnish Tennis Membership holders must enter the tournament through www.tennisassa.fi
International participants may also enter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is, however, mandatory for all players to have a valid Finnish Tennis Membership (see Entrance Fee for more information). Email must contain the following information:
Date of Birth:
Current ATP/WTA Ranking:
If not, National Ranking:
The entrance fee for singles is max. 55€ in singles and max. 27,50€/player in doubles.
The Finnish Tennis Membership fee is in 2017:
- for adults (born 1998 or after) 36€/year or 17€/event
- for juniors (born 1999 or later) 20€/year or 7€/event
Both fees must be paid before the start of the event either online or on-site.
Acceptance Lists and Wild Cards
Once the entry deadline has passed, entries are sorted based on the National (Finnish participants) and ATP/WTA rankings (International participants). The entered players are primarily ordered and selected based on their National ranking in Finland. Thereafter the Finnish Tennis Association and the Tournament Organizer reviews the international entries. The maximum number of International direct acceptances is 4 players in men’s singles and 2 players in women’s singles.
Entered players, either Finnish or International, may be named as singles main draw Wild Cards by the Tournament Organizer (4 in men’s singles and 2 in women’s singles) until the acceptance lists are published. Also, The Finnish Tennis Association holds the right to name 2 Wild Cards for men’s singles and 1 for women’s singles based on results at the Finnish Junior Tennis Tour U21.
Wild Cards that withdraw cannot be replaced with another Wild Card after the applicable draw has been made. A Wild Card who does not show for their match is substituted by an Alternate.
The acceptance lists and Wild Cards are published on Monday 11 days before the tournament begins. Draws are published on Monday of the tournament week.
All the singles matches are played in best of three tiebreak sets. Possible doubles matches are played with two tiebreak sets with noad, and a 10-point match tiebreak.
For more information, please contact Mr. Roope Kailaheimo, email@example.com