Beach Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in North America! Not only can you enjoy this game on the beach, but also on grass, at a park, or in your own backyard! Beach Tennis has been enjoyed around the world for over 30 years. The first Beach Tennis Tournament was held in Ravenna, Italy in 1978. In 1997 The International Beach Tennis Federation was created by Giandomenico Bellettini and in 2008 the International Tennis Federation established an official Beach Tennis Tour consisting of 14 tournaments, which in four years grew to over 100. Played with a regular tennis racket or a paddle, it's all volley, no bounce!