Beach tennis emerged in Italy in the early 1970s and it is practiced in over 53 countries. There are more than half a million people all around the world playing it, having its greatest popularity in Italy, Brazil and Spain.
Beach tennis merges the world of beach volleyball and tennis. It is related to beach volleyball but played with a low compression tennis ball and beach tennis rackets. The sport is entering its golden age, thanks to the recognition granted to it by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Beach tennis offers an excellent cardio workout which is highly aerobic, but with low impact to the knees and joints due to its practice in the sand. It's a rapidly-growing sport with a bold aim "to become the leading beach sport for professionals and junior athletes worldwide".