2008 saw the launch of the ITF Beach Tennis Tour, a new circuit of international events of the sport's fastest-growing offshoot.
The calendar consists of National Association sanctioned and/or organised tournaments worldwide, which offer international ranking points to participants. Players are ranked individually based on their results in doubles events only.
Tennis Europe's involvement with the ITF Beach Tennis Tour comes mainly in the form of the annual celebration of the European Beach Tennis Championships. First played in 2007 as a team event, the competition has grown exponentially each year and the competition regularly hosts well over 100 players at each edition.
More information on the Beach Tennis Tour, including application forms to stage ITF-approved Beach Tennis tournaments can all be found at the ITF's beach tennis site.
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2022 European Beach Tennis Championships
European Beach Tennis Championships (Pros): 29 September-2 October 2022
Beach Tennis Championships for Juniors: 26-28 September 2022
Tennis Europe has announced that the European Beach Tennis Championships will be staged on the Greek island of Crete for the next two years.
Hosted by the Hellenic Tennis Federation for the first time, the 2022 event will be held at the Lyttos Beach Resort, where 11 Beach Tennis courts are due to be custom-built for the tournament.
The European Championships is a closed regional championship event on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour, at which doubles teams nominated by Tennis Europe’s member nations compete for men’s, women’s and mixed doubles titles.
The tournament also features not one but two ‘Beach Tennis Championships for Juniors’ side-events, held prior to the main event with competitions for players aged 14 & Under and 18 & Under.
Over 170 athletes from 15 European nations took part in the 2021 competition. Gold medals went to Doriano Beccaccioli & Mattia Spoto (ITA) in the men’s competition, world #1 Giulia Gasparri & Ninny Valentine (ITA) in the women’s, and Eva Fernandez Palos & Antonio Ramos Viera (ESP) in the mixed.
Entry forms and further information will be sent to member nations in due course.
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