Last weekend took place the final of the Dutch National Team Competition 2019 (spring ed.). Teams from padel clubs representing every corner of the country gathered to compete for the National Team Championship for level of play 1, 2 and 3. For the highest competition class, during an earlier weekend, team Quick Oldenzaal defeated Adidas Padel Lelystad. The official national team competition has a spring and autumn yearly edition and is organized the Nederlandse Padelbond.
Six teams were qualified for the final phase of the championship. The matches were nearly tied in every occasion and were decided by either set or games difference. For the final TV Buytenwegh defeated Elckerlyc Adidas 1. Team TV Buytenwegh included Ivo van Dijk, Roy Verdegem, Danill van Dijk, Hans Melaard, Rene de Gruiter, Emanuel Prins and Javier Verdegem.
For the second class, HTC Santana defeated all of its opponents in a simple elimination draw that included seven teams. For the final match HTC Santana competed against Dijkzicht. Rene Dekker, Hijko Sower, Gerrit Louter, Frits Hakesteegt, Dick Visser, Theo van Gorkom and Toine Leidelmeijer are the new champions for Level 2.
Team Hoenderdaal, from Driebergen, defeated 4-0 Nieuwesloot in the last match for the 3rd class. The winning team includes Luite Visscher, Roger Koenen, Martijn Lanenga, Erik Mulder, Wessel Hoek, Marco Hoefman, Richard Hanse, Andre de Jong, Frans Zuiderhoek, Caroline Struyck, Daisy van den Ham, Martin Beekman and Arno Pont.
Started playing padel in Argentina in 1987. Contributor to the structural development of the sport in Holland since 2006. University lecturer in International Business, specialized in media, sports and entertainment. Senior padel coach, sports journalist, manager and pioneer. Eternal student.