BEACH TENNIS is much more than “just” tennis on the sand
The sport is becoming increasingly popular and is now one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Beach Tennis is a mixture of tennis, beach volleyball and badminton and scores points with athletic and acrobatic jumps as well as a rousing atmosphere. Beach Tennis players are characterised by good reactions and a good feeling for the ball and often engage in spectacular rallies in a relaxed beach atmosphere. The game is played with pressure-reduced balls and rackets made of carbon and fibreglass, which have a smaller racket surface than tennis. Although there are single competitions, beach tennis is almost exclusively played in doubles or mixed.
Sport events are our passion and for the past six years we have been putting our heart, soul and professionalism into Beach Tennis events. PLAN B has succeeded in bringing Beach Tennis from the beaches to the urban environment and is a pioneer in staging high-class urban Beach Tennis events at international competition level with the Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis. The Beach Tennis portfolio is set to grow further, with the German Beach Tennis Team Championships being added this year.
NEWS: Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis takes on new location from August 13-18 2024
From 13 to 18 August 2024 the beach tennis world will once again turn its eyes to the German town of Saarlouis as it welcomes the world’s best players for the international Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis. This year’s event, the seventh edition of the Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis. It forms part of the ITF World Tour Sand Series and has a total prize fund of $50,000 – the highest prize money of any beach tennis tournament in the world. The ITF World Tour Sand Series is the ultimate international grand slam series in the sport of beach tennis. Saarlouis is one of just a few selected stops around the world. Fast rallies, a unique urban atmosphere and fantastic fans will all contribute to what is set to be a memorable event. As well as the international Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis, this event will also host the German Beach Tennis Championships where the national champions will be crowned.
Beach tennis in a downtown location – that is what players and fans can look forward to in Saarlouis, a German town on the border with France which has made a name for itself in recent years as one of the world’s top destinations for beach tennis. The growth in popularity of the Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis has now led the organisers to relocate the event to the Großer Markt square in the centre of town. The tournament is once again expected to attract over 400 players, including the international elite.
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“This growth in the popularity of beach tennis worldwide can also be seen here in Saarlouis. Our tournament concept here is seen as an example for others when it comes to beach tennis – a sport which originated in Italy and is mainly played on the world’s most beautiful beaches. In Saarlouis we have brought the sport to an urban setting. It has become a very important annual event for the Saarland region. Since the first edition we have grown into the number one location in Germany for beach tennis with more than 500 athletes competing. That fits in very well with our aim to be a base for teams competing in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.”
“This location will give this event a new setting in the heart of Saarlouis. It’s going to be a fantastic tournament. I can’t wait to experience the atmosphere and the action-packed games.”
“The Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis have been a part of the ITF Sand Series since day one. PLAN B Sport Marketing and the German Tennis Foundation are very important partners for us in our quest to continue developing Beach Tennis as a sport. Fans and players can look forward to this event in Germany being even bigger and better this year than ever before.”
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