About the Windmill Cup
The Windmill Cup is an international tennis tournament for the best players aged 14 & under. Players from the whole world play for ranking points as well as for the Windmill Cup. For the second time in 2018, a wheelchair tournament for juniors (18&U) is played as well. This tournament is organised in the highest category: ITF Grade A. The worlds best junior wheelchair tennis players will come to the Netherlands to battle for the title in Oosterbeek. The Windmill Cup is more than only tennis: numerous side events are organised during and around the tournament week. This way, we can welcome many visitors and motivate young and older to join our programme actively.
Many current top-10 players, such as Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, played in this Junior Tour on their way to the top. Before the next edition in 2018 at the venue of de Oosterbeekse Tennisvereniging OTV , the Windmill Cup took place in Leeuwarden, in the nortern part of the Netherlands, at the venue of tennis club De Molen (which translates into "The Mill");This is where the name of the tournament comes from and in Velp Gelderland at the venue of TV Beekhuizen.
The Windmill Cup is a subdivision of the Young Stars Association's grand slam series, which consists of five top tennis 14&U tournaments in Cologne/Düren (Germany), Paris and Nantes (France), Hasselt (Belgium) and Oosterbeek (Netherlands).
Game, Set, Home; that is the motto of the Windmill Cup. Our many volunteers are happy to welcome the players, coaches and other guests onto the venue and often into their homes. Next to the many matches that are played in order to decide who will win the Windmill Cup of 2018, various side activities are organised. The possibilities range from fitness in the lounge to trips to discover the beautiful surroundings of Beekhuizen. Much attention is also spend on healthy nutrition, physiotherapists are available from early in the morning till late in the evening to cure sustained injuries, and professional stringers are ready to string the rackets to perfection.
The Windmill Cup offers more than just a professional youth tennis tournament. Top tennis comes first, of course, but in addition a broader platform is provided for aspects such as promotion tennis and sports in general and life vitality. Throughout the year, but also during the tournament, different workshops and clinics are organised. This way, the organisation of the Windmill Cup can make of difference for more than only 'regular' tennis players. Examples of this are tennis training at schools and workshops for players with a disability.
The Windmill Cup will be organised at tennis club OTV in Oosterbeek (Province of Gelderland, Netherlands). This is a beautiful venue, located in the equally stunning surroundings of "The Veluwe". We are very proud of this and would obviously like to keep it this way. The nearby venue of "sporkpark Hartenstein" is also a beautiful location where the venue of the players will be situated;
Join us in Oosterbeek and enjoy spectacular tennis in the wonderful surroundings. The programme will be available on our website soon and admission to all matches and activities of the Windmill Cup is free!