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ESB INFO 9-2023

ESB's autumn season has kicked off with a good energy. There are many new players in the hall, plenty of happy faces, and a great atmosphere. ESB's coaching team has grown and become stronger with the arrival of Indonesian coach Alan Afwanil Hakim, who has started working with the groups. During the autumn season, there are plenty of events scheduled, including the international Finnish Youth tournament, the Arctic Open (featuring top players worldwide), and the ESB GameJam. In October, ESB is organizing the ESB goes Arctic badminton camp and the traditional school holiday camp for kids. New club jerseys and other club clothes are available for order. National Coach Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 25th. The day before, on Sunday, September 24th, ESB will hold a Club Day. Join us for games, meet the club's coaches and board members. Refreshments will be provided. Please register using the registration form.

FOREVER OPENING HOURS: Forever Matinkylä has updated its opening hours. Forever is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 05:00 to 23:00. Customer service hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00

  • Friday: 9:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00

  • Sunday: Closed

Forever Matinkylä has introduced magnetic cards and a numerical code for access outside of customer service hours. When customer service is closed, access to the hall is through the rear entrance of Forever. Forever club members can enter using their cards or the numerical code available with reservation bookings. ESB group instructors can grant access to the hall 10 to 5 minutes before the start of the session. We hope all players arrive on time. The instructor will check the situation more frequently at the beginning of the season but cannot leave the session to check the door mid-practice.

CLASH OF CLANS ARCTIC OPEN (October 10-15, 2023): The Badminton World Federation's (BWF) Super Series 500-level tournament, the Arctic Open, will be held in Finland in October. The tournament will take place at Vantaan Energia Areena and will feature nearly all of the world's top players, including the world's number one player, Viktor Axelssen from Denmark.

Tournament Page: Arctic Open Tickets are on sale at: Ticket Sales


  • Tuesday, October 10th

  • Wednesday, October 11th

  • Thursday, October 12th

Please register separately for each day you wish to attend through ESB's myClub platform. Registration link (Easily found by the date in the calendar) ! Matches start in the morning and end in the evening. Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Energia Areena. You can arrive to Energia areena at any time. ! Upon arrival at the arena, players should provide their names and club affiliation at the information desk. ESB members will be directed to the appropriate seating area in the tournament stands. Several ESB coaches will also be present.

COMPETITIVE PLAY: Interested in competitive play? Read the comprehensive information on ESB's website: ESB Competition

  1. Read the guide

  2. Purchase a license and insurance at

  3. Confirm your registration in the player registry via the email link you receive.

  4. Register for tournaments at Badminton Finland Tournamentsoftware

  5. Sign up for tournaments ! More information available from ESB coaches.


Welcome to join the top badminton camp at Forever. The camp's head coaches are Indonesian Teguh Santoso, Alan Afwanil Hakim, Sami Parikka, and assistant instructors. Come train with us and experience the Nordic spirit and Arctic atmosphere combined with Indonesian sweetness. Groups will be divided into level-appropriate categories. Competitive players will have their own tailored training program. Date: October 7-8, 2023 Time: Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 9:00-16:30 Venue:: Forever Matinkylä, Matinkartanontie 1, 02230 Espoo Price: €150 for the camp (includes coaching, courts, shuttlecocks, lunch, snacks) Registration: No later than October 1, 2023 ESB players can also register for the camp through ESB's myClub platform

More information: Sami Parikka / AUTUMN HOLIDAY CAMP FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS - October 16-18, 2023: The basic program of the camp includes badminton practice, free play, physical training, and other activities. Small games, competitions, and skill challenges will be familiar to all participants. All junior players interested in badminton are welcome to join the camp. Groups will be divided as needed based on age and skill level. Date: October 16-18, 2023 Time: 09:00-14:00 Location: Forever Matinkylä Price: €40 per day (€110 for all 3 days). (Includes coaching, courts, shuttlecocks, lunch) Registration: Registration through ESB's myClub platform or the registration form. More information at /

DOUBLES CAMP FOR SENIORS - September 23, 2023: The Finnish Badminton Coaches Association is organizing a doubles camp for senior players on Saturday, September 23rd. The camps are open to all players over 35 years old who are interested in competitive play. The camp can accommodate 20 players.

Date: Saturday, September 23rd Time: 12:00-14:00 training / 14:00-15:00 break / 15:00-17:00 training Registration: Camp Fee: €35 (includes courts, shuttlecocks, coaching, and refreshments) Payment: One week before the camp starts Suomen Sulkapallovalmentajat ry / FI22 5723 0220 2222 07 / OKOFIHH Head Coach: PEXI alias Pekka Sarasjärvi (assisted by Wiola and Sylvi)

ESB GAME JAM - Open Gaming Event for All Badminton Enthusiasts: Join the ESB GameJam event, where everyone gets to play matches with players of similar skill levels. ESB Game Jam features both singles and doubles badminton matches. You can participate alone or with a partner. Adult matches are organized in groups and adjusted based on skill levels as needed. In the junior event, instructors help find suitable opponents and playmates for the matches. Upcoming ESB Game Jam events for the upcoming season:

- Sunday 24.9 - Registration 24.9.event. - Sunday 8.10. --cancelled/postponed-- - Sunday 15.10. - Registration 15.10. event - Saturday 18.11. - Registration 18.11. event. - Saturday 2.12. - Registration 2.12, event.

Registration through the registration form. Registration for GameJam is open until the Thursday before the event at 18:00! ! Sun 24.9. event's last registration day on Fri 22.9. ! Adult event from 10:00-12:30 ! Youth (14-17 years old) and event from 10:00-12:30 ! Junior players (7-13 years old) event from 12:30-15:00 All junior event participants will receive awards. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free for those practicing in ESB's guided groups. For others, the cost is €10-€15.

CJS - CITYJUNNUSULKIS - Low-Threshold Competition Event for Junior Players: Cityjunnusulkis Information All junior players under 19 years old are welcome to participate! Age groups in 2023 are as follows: • Younger group, registration at 9:00: Born in 2011 or younger Matches start at 10:00 and end around 13:00 • Older group, registration at 11:30: Born between 2005-2010. Matches start flexibly after the younger group finishes and end around 15:00. Upcoming Cityjunnusulkis events for the upcoming season:

Registration: Preferably by the Thursday before the event at 18:00 using ESB's registration form (name, birth year, estimated player level) ! On-site registration is also possible. The event is chargeable, €17/player. ESB supports registration fees.

ESB CLUB CLOTHES: ESB's Forza club apparel can be viewed and ordered around the clock. Order here New color and size options, as well as other products, are available. You can also personalize your product with your name when placing an order. Orders are delivered via Matkahuolto or by arrangement.

ESB SHUTTLECOCK SALES: We provide feather shuttlecocks for our members to use in their games. Typically, club shuttles are used in the club's practice sessions, so you don't need to bring your own. We have Li-Ning, RSL, and Victor brand shuttlecocks available for sale.

If you'd like to purchase shuttlecocks for your personal use, you can order them as follows: Shuttlecock Sales WWW.ESB.FI

ESB BLOG / CALENDAR / ESB GROUPS / GENERAL These pages provide answers to your daily questions about the club's activities.

You can also follow ESB's activities and updates on: Instagram: "ESB_sulkapallo" Facebook: "ESB's Facebook Page."


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