Alex previews the Beach Tennis Sunshine Open
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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Alex introduces us to the hottest sport on and off sand: All-Volley/Beach Tennis! Take the fun and fast-paced sport of tennis and combine it with any surface and you get Beach Tennis. The Beach Tennis Sunshine Open is happening this weekend on Fort Myers Beach. Although it is primarily played on sand, Beach Tennis can be played during any season and on any surface: sand, grass, hardwood etc.
But what exactly is Beach Tennis? It's like Tennis except its played on a regulation Beach Volleyball court. 2 to 4 players on each team volley back and forth without letting the ball bounce... it's hard to make a ball bounce on sand!! One hit per team is all that is allowed and points are scored when the ball is hit outside the lines or touches the ground. Beach Tennis is played with specially designed paddles and de-pressurized tennis balls that make it easier to keep a rally going. The sport is popular throughout the world with an estimated 150,000 players worldwide
The Beach Tennis Sunshine Open
April 19th -21st
Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn
For more details : www.beachtennisusa.net