Beach Tennis | FIRST STEPS IN BEACH TENNIS

First steps in beach tennis

 Ready to hit the field? With the ideal partner? Here are some tips for discovering Beach Tennis……

Beach Tennis intro

Introduction

Modern Beach-Tennis was born around the 70s on the beaches of the Italian coasts. It was not until 1996 that real beach tennis was born with most of today’s rules.

This sport can be seen as a mixture of traditional tennis, beach volleyball and badminton and today has more than 500,000 players worldwide. There are also international ranking competitions such as ITF BEACH TENNIS WORLD TOUR and Beach Tennis World Championships recognised by the ITF (International Tennis Federation).

Beach Tennis rules

Rules

The rules are a combination between tennis and Beach-Volley so that players must only hit the ball on the volley. The tennis scoring system (0/15/30/40) is used for this game, and the only difference is no advantage but a decisive point in a tie break to win the game. The first team to win 6 games with 2 games away from the other team wins the set.

How to position and hold your racket?

Equipment to start

Beach Tennis gears
Beach Tennis racket

Rackets

To start, we recommend a light racket between 310 and 340 g. The balance at the head of the racket allows more power for beginners. For materials, a fibreglass racket promotes forgiveness on off-centre hits and allows easier handling.

Beach Tennis ball

Balls

The ball is the same as tennis but differs in its pressure and colour: it is softer to favour fast exchanges. Balls used in official competitions must be approved "ITF stage 2". The colour is usually yellow/orange to make the ball more visible on the sand and under the sun.

Our BTB 900 S is an ITF stage 2 certified Official ball of the Beach Tennis World Championships in 2017, 2018, 2019 and the 2019 ANOC Beach Games.

Beach Tennis sun protection gear

Sun protection gears

Depending on the climatic conditions, you can wear sun protection accessories such as caps, visors, headbands and sunglasses. You should beware not to start practising in hot weather and remember to hydrate yourself properly.

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Professional rackets approved by top players

Meet Michele Cappelletti, No. 1 ITF ranking and World Champion (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), who helped design, test and approve our BTR 990 SPEED and PRECISION rackets! We also have Rafa Miller, who helped design the BTR 900 CONTROL racket!

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Beach tennis lessons around you

We have different partners offering beach tennis lessons to help you master the sport!

Beach Tennis Forward motion

Forward motion

They mainly offer classes in private/group, for adults/children and for different levels in Discovery Bay.

Beach Tennis catala

Catala sport

They mainly offer adult and kids' classes in Repulse Bay.

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