2013 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship



ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship TrophyDates
18 - 21 July 2013

Venue
National Tennis Centre

Location
Moscow, Russia

Official ball
Babolat Orange

 

Champions

Brazil

 

Tournament Review

The crowds at Russia’s National Tennis Centre in Moscow were treated to a display of the highest calibre in the final of the 2013 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship as a highly talented Brazilian team avenged their defeat to favourites Italy in last year’s final.

With the ladies doubles tie going to the second seeds and the men’s doubles swinging the way of Italy, Brazil ultimately triumphed in the deciding mixed rubber to knock Italy off its perch as the world’s No. 1 beach tennis nation.

Of those nations making their debuts in the competition, Japan and Spain faired best emerging with highly respectable finishes of 6th and 8th respectively.

 

Final Standings

Champions: Brazil
Runners-up: Italy
Third place: Russia

4th: France
5th: San Marino
6th: Japan
7th: Bulgaria
8th: Spain
9th: Germany
10th: Venezuela
11th: Austria
12th: Switzerland
13th: Hungary
14th: Cyprus
15th: Ukraine
16th: Portugal
17th: Belgium
18th: Lithuania
19th: Estonia
20th: Great Britain

 

Tounament Updates

Click here to follow the draw, latest results, order of play and team nominations as they happen.


Tournament Preview

The Team Championship returns to Moscow for a second year as part of a three-year agreement with the Russian Tennis Federation

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “We were delighted with the success of the inaugural world team championship following the rapid growth of the Beach Tennis Tour. The ITF is proud of its family of international team competitions, and hope that this championship will attract even more nations to the sport.”

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev said: “We are very excited to be hosting the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championships for their first three years and look forward to welcoming even more nations this year to our National Tennis Centre in Moscow. Beach tennis has fast become a very popular sport both in Russia and internationally.”


Entered Nations - 20

Austria | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cyprus | Estonia* | France | Germany | Great Britain* | Hungary | Italy | Japan* | Lithuania* | Portugal | Russia | San Marino | Spain* | Switzerland* | Ukraine | Venezuela

* competing for the first time


Withdrawn Nations

Argentina | Aruba


Squad Lists

Check here for player nominations!


About the event

The Beach Tennis World Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other as a team. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and a mixed doubles match.



WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

  • Brazil take a bite out of the trophy VInicius Font and Guilherme Prata (BRA) celebrate at the 2013 Beach Tennis World Team Championship
  • Russia take third place Italian men in action
  • Portuguese determination Swiss team
  • Brazilian men Brazil are presented with the trophy
  • Treatment for Swiss player Venezuela
  • Venezuela in action Austrian in action

2013 CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS