Tapiolan Honka is the largest basketball club in Finland. The club has about 1,200 members and offers a broad portfolio of basketball activity to players of all ages and levels.
The club hosts both recreational teams as well as elite teams. There are about 50 youth teams - with the full age range of youth basketball and 90 coaches, out of which five are full-time employees of the club. In total, Honka has 11 coaches with the valid A-level coaching license (III-level), being therefore eligible to coach in the youth national team level.
In the recent years, Honka youth teams have not only been quite successful in Finnish national competitions, winning many medals, but its teams, players and coaches are also a regular sight in international competitions. Many Honka-grown players play and coaches coach also in youth national teams. Additionally, several teams play European competitions such as EYBL/EGBL and others participate in other invitational tournaments. Read more about the international program for girls and boys.
The club owns its own basketball training center, Honkahalli, in Tapiola, Espoo. Built in 2011 exclusively for basketball, the facility hosts three full size courts, physical training facilities, the club office and a cafeteria.
Each August, Tapiolan Honka hosts, together with other local basketball clubs, Tallink Tournament (previously known as EHBT Tournament), one of the largest weekend youth basketball tournaments in Europe,
The tournament gathers over 400 teams from Europe each year. The 29th tournament will be held 27-20 Aug 2021. For more info, check the tournament web site. For inquiries about being invited to the Invitational categories please contact the Tournament Director Antti Viitanen.
Since 2020, Tapiolan Honka has been going Carbon Neutral! One of our values is responsibility and we want to walk the talk. Our club is the first Finnish member of
Sports for Climate Action network coordinated by the United Nations.
Read more here.
Carbon Neutral Honka engages the whole community by a multitude of actions related to minimizing our carbon emissions especially at Honkahalli sports hall, aiming at sustainable mobility and sustainable policies in everything we do. Honkahalli runs on Ilmatar windpower. We strive for continuous improvement, also with our stakeholders. Here are Tapiolan Honka's tips for organisations: How to make sustainable development part of your operations.