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.

Calendar 2017

Dates City Events Entry deadline Local Contact
21.-23.4.2017 Vaasa Men + Women 9 APRIL Seppo Itänen, itanese@hotmail.com
19.-21.5.2017 Kaarina Men + Women 7 MAY Johan Skogman, junnus@me.com
26.6.-2.7.2017 Helsinki Finnish Nationals Only 18 JUNE TBA
14.-16.7.2017 Hanko Men + Women 2 JULY
fclabamba@hotmail.com
25.-27.8.2017 Lahti Women 13 AUGUST seppo.nurmi@phnet.fi
25.-27.8.2017 Hämeenlinna Men 13 AUGUST raine.jussila@konecranes.com
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
Winner 2000€ 1000€
Runner-Up 1000€ 500€
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
Men’s Singles 32 26 4 0-6
Women’s Singles 16 13 2 0-3

Entry

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 kilpailut@tennis.fi. 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:

Full Name:

Date of Birth:

Nationality:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Current ATP/WTA Ranking:

If not, National Ranking:

Entrance Fee(s)

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.

Match Format

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, roope.kailaheimo@tennis.fi