Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:53

All participants of the main draw of the championship announced.

On Tuesday, July 12, were played the first matches of the world team championship in beach tennis. 10 teams were fighting for the right to get into the main draw of the tournament. At the end of games 5 seats distributed between the teams of Egypt, Belarus, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
Teams of African countries predictable beat teams from the Northern regions of Europe. So, the team of Egypt with a final score of 2-1 was stronger than team UK. Tunisia beat Moldova 2-1. The teams of Morocco and Algeria won 3-0 the teams of Finland and Poland.

This result is not surprising, because in the southern countries have been created all the conditions for playing beach tennis. According to Adil Medina, captain of the national team of Morocco, now the only problem is attracting people to the professional beach tennis. Otherwise, prospects are excellent – miles of endless beaches, master classes of the leading players in the world and, of course, regular tournaments of the ITF.

The only Northern country on the list of winners was the team of Belarus that won the national team of Thailand. As the team captain Igor Lakhvich said, they work on the development of beach tennis in Belarus all year round. Especially active steps are held during the summer season. The number of players on the beaches of the Minsk Sea is growing, which allows to make for regular training and tournaments in beach tennis.

“This year we have updated the team. New girls, and it’s very difficult for them to get used to such a responsible tournament. But we support them as we can, because the team is a family. Also this year we managed to organize a team of juniors, who also have become part of our union." – says Igor.

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