15-19 July 2015
The National Tennis Centre
Italy in successful title defence
A 2-1 victory in the final over the host nation Russia saw Italy become the first nation to make a successful title defence in the World Team Championship.
The title was decided in a dramatic mixed-doubles match which lasted well into the night as the Russian's, contesting their first final, pushed the defending champs hard.
Brazil, 2013 title winners, had to settle for a fourth place finish when surprised by the emerging force from Spain in their positional play-off match. The former champs going down 2-0.
Italy also claimed the title in the inaugural Junior competition where six nations battled it out in a round-robin format.
9th: San Marino
20th: Czech Republic
28th: Great Britain
Junior Championship Final Standings
3rd: Russia | 4th: Latvia | 5th: Lithuania | 6th: Cyprus
Entered Nations: 28
Austria | Belarus | Belgium | Brazil+ | Bulgaria | Cyprus+ | Czech Republic | Estonia | France | Germany | Great Britain | Greece | Hungary | Israel | Italy+ | Japan | Latvia+ | Lithuania+ | Mauritius* | Moldova* | Morocco* | Portugal | Russia+ | San Marino | Spain | Switzerland | Thailand | Venezuela
* competing for the first time
+ junior team also entered
Highlights from 2015
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 ITF signed a new two-year deal with the Russian Tennis Federation to host the Tour's flagship team competition in 2015 and 2016. The 2015 championship sees a new record in participating nations, surpassing the 2014 record of 24, and will also feature a junior event introducing a new generation to team competition.