2017 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship



 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship TrophyDates
11-16 July 2017
(Qual: 10 July)

Venue
The National Tennis Centre

Location
Moscow, Russia

Official ball
Quicksand


                                       
Qualifying Draw

Chile | Egypt | Moldova | Thailand | Ecuador | Netherlands | Slovakia | Poland |

Main Draw          

Russia | Italy | France | Spain | Venezuela | Brazil | Japan | Switzerland | Hungary | Estonia | Bulgaria | Portugal | Lithuania | Israel | Belarus | Germany | San Marino | Cyprus | Morocco | Latvia 
                                                                                    


 

Italy reclaim title

Other nations may be gaining in strength with each passing year, but on Sunday the Italian team reminded the world where the power lies on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour, reclaiming the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship title with victory over Brazil.

Venezuela claimed the junior crown on Saturday, defeating Italy 2-1 after a deciding mixed doubles showdown.

 Italy and Venezuela

 

2017 - How it finished

Final Standings - Pro

1 Italy 13 Hungary
2 Brazil 14 Japan
3 Russia 15 Morocco
4 France 16 Switzerland
5 Venezuela 17 Chile
6 Portugal 18 Thailand
7 Germany 19 Bulgaria
8 Estonia 20 Cyprus
9 San Marino 21 Lithuania
10 Latvia 22 Poland
11 Ecuador 23 Israel
12 Spain 24 Belarus

 

Final Standings - Junior

1 Venezuela 7 Belarus
2 Italy 8 Ecuador
3 Brazil 9 Germany
4 Lithuania 10 Egypt
5 Russia 11 Latvia
6 Spain 12 Estonia
 

 

World Team Championship nominations - 250
Beach Tennis World Team Championship - view nations list

 

Entered Nations28 (pro)


Belarus | Brazil | Bulgaria | Chile | Cyprus | Ecuador* | Egypt | Estonia | France | Germany | Hungary | Israel | Italy | Japan | Latvia | Lithuania | Moldova | Morocco | Netherlands* | Poland | Portugal | Russia | San Marino | Slovakia* | Spain | Switzerland | Thailand | Venezuela


Withdrawals: 5 (pro)

Belgium | Finland | Great Britain | Greece | United States

Entered Nations12 (junior)

Belarus | Brazil | Ecuador* | Egypt | Estonia | Germany | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Russia | Spain | Venezuela

 


* First time event participants

 

 

Russia set to defend Championship

National teams will once again be making the trip to the Russian capital for the sixth annual World Team Championship where this year the hosts will be the team in everyone's sights as their rivals look to take their title.

In 2016, Russia became the first nation to stop either Italy or Brazil from winning the coveted title and the two giants of the game will no doubt be going all out to reclaim the title in 2017.

Nikita Burmakin (RUS)Speaking following his nation's 2016 triumph, Russia's Nikita Burmakin remarked: "It is a reward for our country and for everything that we have done as a team and individually to develop beach tennis both at home and abroad."

"Finally this year we have managed to win it!" he added.

This year’s event marks the start of a new two-year hosting agreement and will also see the return of the junior team competition first launched in 2015. The junior competition for 14 & under beach tennis players provides international team competition for the younger generation.

 

Russian Team celebrates 2016 title win 

 

 

 

 

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.

The Russian Tennis Federation has been the host to the Tour's flagship team competition since its inception in 2012. The 2015 championship was the first to feature a junior event introducing a new generation to team competition.

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