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Our history

Our regulars probably still remember the first edition of the Amsterdam Senior International Open in Nieuw-Vennep. Shortly before the start of the tournament there were still a lot of challenges: which location, who are going to participate, how can we schedule the matches best? Essential elements for a successful week!

From grade 5 towards seniors 700 points tournament

Our regulars probably still remember the first edition of the Amsterdam Senior International Open in Nieuw-Vennep. Shortly before the start of the tournament there were still a lot of challenges: which location, who are going to participate, how can we schedule the matches best? Essential elements for a successful week!

The Amsterdam Senior International Open began as an grade 5 tournament. Within a few years we reached a grade 2 status, which we were very proud of. Grade was even more of a challenge and we hope to show we have earned it. Rogier Liefbroer and Rob Menko have been in the organization from the beginning. They have been supported by Paulien van den Tempel, who is responsible for the PR of the tournament and brings in many players every year. Later, the team was expanded with Miriam de Groot and Frank van Herpen. In 2021 Wijnand van Leeuwen joined the team.

In 2022 Rogier, Miriam and Frank decided to find other challenges. John Vievermans and Torsten Juechter, who had already experience with the Venlo tournament, replaced them, and together we hope to make a success of the 12th edition.

Unfortunately, due to construction work at the location of our tournament we had to cancel our 2018 edition. But we came back stronger as a grade 1 tournament in 2019 at a completely renovated national tennis center. Covid made us cancel 2020, but in 2021 we risked another edition, with a very satisfying result. Meanwhile we had achieved the 700 point status.

Our tournament is known for its great atmosphere, beautiful venue and strong competition. And this is how we want it to be! We continue to strive for the ideal mix of top tennis and socializing. Besides the matches we will organize a great Players Dinner, and – upon request –  a nice sightseeing trip for our contestants from abroad.

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Testimonials

what people say about us

There are many reasons why I like to play the Amsterdam Open in Amstelveen. I have visited ASIO five times now and each and every time I had the best of fun. We had interesting matches and the people were very friendly. There are not many places where I can still compete in my own age group. Moreover, everybody speaks English, whereas I speak nothing but English.

June Ann Byrne
June Ann ByrneFormer Wimbledon player
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