21 Oct 2013

Beach tennis in the Caribbean

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Lex CorbachAruba 16-18 Nov 2012

This coming November the ITF Beach Tennis Tour arrives in the Caribbean for a three-date tour of the region over the opening weekends of the month with almost $35,000 in prize money up for grabs!

The first port of call will see players competing for the first time on the island of Saint Barthelemy for a G2 tournament, from there the action moves 32km northwest across to Saint Martin, where champions on the island in 2012 included Alessandro Calbucci and Michele Cappeletti, the 2011 World and European champions respectively, for another G2 tournament.

To conclude this Caribbean adventure the players will make the 963km journey to Aruba for one of the most popular stops on the world tour for the majority of the players. This G1 tournament will also be offering a huge $21500 in prize money; more than double that of any other G1 tournament on the calendar!

This year, Alessandro Calbucci and Marco Garavini teamed up to win a Championships double, claiming both the World and European titles, and it is hoped they will be in Aruba to defend the title they won here in 2012.

Tournament Schedule

G2          Saint Barthelemy             €5,000    1-3 November
G2          Saint Martin                    €5,000    9-11 November
G1          Aruba                             $21,500  14-17 November