30 May 2013

Construction begins on beach tennis stadium

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By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Thibaud SerreRennes court under construction for June G3

The eyes of the tennis world are trained on Paris, France at the moment where the second tennis Grand Slam of the year is taking place at Roland Garros.

During this Grand Slam a beach tennis exhibition area has been set up on Court 13 and the ITF Beach Tennis Tour will be in France over the final weekend of June with a Grade 3 tournament in the city of Rennes.

As you can see from the photos, construction of the stadium has begun and each gives an insight into the amount of work being undertaken by the organisers.

This tournament is also sure to provide good opportunity for French players to warm up for the upcoming mid-July World Team Championship which will once again be staged in Moscow, Russia. At the inaugural Championship in 2012, the French team earned a highly respectable third place finish behind Italy and Brazil.