My name is Piers Boden
I am an Englishman, living and working in Finland as a full-time coach. I am a specialist in the sport of Racketlon and competed on the World Tour at Elite level. For those unfamiliar with Racketlon, it is a sport that combines 4 of the 5 racket sports that I coach.
I reached a career high Men's World Ranking of No. 16 and have won numerous International & World titles, at both Open Age and U21 categories, including the Thailand Open Men’s singles, and World U21 XD titles (with my sister Hannah!). Please view my official World Racketlon profile, if you're interested.
I've always been adventurous, travelled and competed widely, and was keen to study at a university abroad in order to broaden my horizons further. Finland appealed for 2 main reasons: 1. I had made friends with a number of Finnish players on the World Tour and they really sold the country to me and 2. Racketlon originated in Finland in the 1980's so I felt I was coming home!
I originally moved to Finland in 2018 to study a “Sports coaching and management” degree at Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, in Vierumäki, and I coached there prior to establishing Boden Racket Sports in June 2020.
Originally, I never planned to stay in Finland after my studies but here I am 5 years later with a successful coaching business and a vast network of friends and loyal customers, returning to me time and time again. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else because I love the Finnish nature, the people, the varying seasons and, of course, my job!
Why Boden Racket Sports?
I've always wanted to do a job that I am passionate about and where I can help people. My personality, knowledge, playing ability, and experience of coaching at Vierumäki showed me that I could do that and led to me starting my business.
The combination of studying a sports coaching and management degree, whilst also playing at the highest level, gives me a unique perspective to the coaching experience that not all coaches are able to offer.
What we offer
Whether you require technical improvements to your game, an introduction to a new racket sport, a chance to meet and play with others in my large network of clients, want to plan a corporate group event, or just have fun on court, I can help you.
No matter your age, Boden Racket Sports caters for all rackets and all levels and has received over 200 x 5 star client reviews.
Running on from the success of my coaching company, I opened my first sports club, Boden Padel Club, based in Heinola! A dream of mine since starting my coaching business journey in Finland just 4 years ago. Now, my professional and reputable services can be offered on our own branded courts. Check out the separate page for more information and tervetuloa pelaamaan!
If you want to discuss your requirements please get in touch and hopefully I’ll see you on court!