Join us and discover Aruba’s sportmenship and hospitality
November 12-17, 2013
The Beach Tennis Aruba event is more than beach tennis alone, it’s about friendship, ambiance, sportsmanship and of course a lot of FUN. It’s a melting pot of cultures from all over the world playing Beach Tennis in a ‘festival atmosphere’.
This year one of the most popular tournaments on the calendar of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) will make another big step! The tournament is a ITF G1 event with a record breaking $25.000.- in prize money. On top of this it will be held at the biggest and most beautiful beach of Aruba: ‘Eagle beach’.
BTA will create a ‘village’ on the beach with, besides the 20 beach tennis courts, a food court (multiple world cuisines), different bars, merchandise stands, live bands, DJ’s and lots of other world class entertainment.
Around 1000 players from Aruba, Brazil, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Czech Republic, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, USA, St Martin, Martinique, Mexico, The Netherlands, Venezuela and Puerto Rico from the age of 6 up to 69 yrs old will battle on the white sand of Aruba. Check out the prelimenary program for an overview of the match days events.
Once againThe Divi resort will be our official tournament Hotel. Please check out the special rates for the three different hotels Divi has to offer. All locations are within walking distance of the event venue.
After the last final is played the net goes down and all the energy and enthusiasm will burst out into an ‘after dance party’ on the centre court which will last in to the wee hours! BTA and Aruba will make this a ‘lifetime experience’!
We hope to see you in November this year!
Early bird registration has opened. Register now for this great life changing experience.
The event organizers, Marc Kiezebrink, Sjoerd de Vries & Jochem Ros hope to welcome you on the beach!
International event preliminary program
9 am – 9 pm:Singles Tournament
Wednesday November 14: Opening night
|6 pm – 9 pm:||Get schedules, goody bag & pay registration fee.
Courts are ready for practice.
Thursday November 15: Singles Event
Friday November 16: Nations Cup/Team cup
|9 am – 5 pm||Round robin Nations cup/Team Cup 3 levels: Pro (A & B group), Advanced, Intermediate|
|3 pm – 6 pm:||Youth tournament( 6 – 16 yrs)|
|8 pm:||Final Nations cup|
|5 pm – 10 pm:||Regular tournament starts with round robin for Fun, Intermediate, Advanced, Pro & Masters (50+)|
Saturday November 17: Doubles Tournament
|9 am – 10 pm:||Regular tournament round robin all levels.|
|4 pm:||BBQ for all participants|
Sunday November 18: Final Rounds Doubles Tournament
|10 am – 4 pm:||1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 Finals|
|6 pm:||Pro ladies final|
|7 pm:||Pro men final|
|9 pm:||After Beach Tennis party!|
Monday November 19: Singles Finals
|7 pm:||Trophy Award Presentation Party and Singles finals Pro, location ‘Piazza Calbucci’ @ Senor Frog’s|
Divi Resorts and Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives
Divi Resorts and the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives are our official partners for this year event. If you want to book an excellent stay in Aruba these should be the resorts of your choice.
If you want to book at Divi Tamarijn Aruba all inclusive resort be our guest and make your booking by selecting Divi Tamarijn and entering the special rate code:”tennis12″ to enjoy our special rates specially for this tournament.
If you want to book one of the Divi resorts just click on the resort’s link you wish to stay at for the BTA International event, then click on the Corporate Group link and enter the code BTA, then just select your dates & book your reservation to enjoy our special rates!
Tournament format, rules & regulations
Registration is possible for the singles event, the team cup (or nations cup for pro teams) and for one doubles category:
- Men Doubles
- Ladies Doubles
- Mix Doubles
- Masters (minimum cumulative age of both players has to be 100.)
The tournament director rules if registrations are valid and in the right category (Fun, Intermediate, Advanced or Pro) and reserves the right to refuse registration. This rules and regulation page will be adjusted if necessary.
Fun, Intermediate, Advanced and Pro category. Matches are played until 7, tie break at 6-6. Groups of three players will play a single round robin, followed by quarter finals, semi finals and the final. The pro ladies and pro men finals will be played on Monday November 19th on the Piazza Calbucci in front of Sr. Frog’s at The Village shopping mall
Fun, Intermediate, Advanced and Pro category. Matches are played until 7, tie break at 6-6. Groups of four players play a single round robin, followed by quarter finals, semi finals and the final.
Nations Cup Teams
Maximum of two teams per nation of minimum of four players (two men and two women) and a maximum of six players per team (three men and three women). Each Nation Cup Team can only consist of players with the same nationality as their team. Groups of three teams play a single round robin, each match consisting of one set men double, one set ladies double and one set mix doubles. In the final rounds matches consist of one set men double, one set ladies double and one set mix double (if necessary).
Team Cup Teams
Only for Advanced en Intermediate players! Minimum of four players (two men and two women) and a maximum of six players per team (three men and three women). Nationality is not important. Groups of three teams play a single round robin, each match consisting of one set men double, one set ladies double and one set mix doubles. In the final rounds matches consist of one set men double, one set ladies double and one set mix double (if necessary).
Pro Team Doubles
Categories are Men double and Ladies double. The pro doubles draw will take place on Wednesday night on the event’s premises and both the draw and the tournament will be organized according to the ITF Beach Tennis Tour Rule Book. The tournament has a single elimination format with a consolation tournament, this means that teams who lose their first match, will move to the consolation tournament. This way each team will play at least 2 matches. Each match will be decided by two sets until 6, with a tie-break until 7 when the score reaches 6-6. In matches until the quarterfinals a super tie breaker will be played until 10 (2 points difference to win) if the score after 2 sets is 1-1. The quarter finals, semi finals and the finals will be decided by the best of 3 sets until 6.
Amateur Team Doubles
Categories are Fun, Intermediate and Advanced for both men, ladies and mix doubles. Masters are for teams with players who have a cumulative age of 100 or more and for men only. Matches are played until 7, tie break at 6-6. Groups of four teams will play a single round robin, followed by quarter finals, semi finals and the final. Each team can only register for one categorie!
Additional Tournament Rules
- Matches will be played according to the ITF Beach Tennis rules.
- Each team has to notify the tournament officials of their presence at least 15 minutes before the start of their first match of the day.
- Please report your score immediately after your match to the tournament officials.
- Warm up on the practice courts, please limit the warm up time on the playing courts to 5 minutes max.
- Any team that shows up 10 minutes late (or more) will lose the match by default with 7-0.
- The ruling of the tournament director will be decisive in any matter which is not covered by the ITF Beach Tennis or Beach Tennis Aruba rules.
Everybody can sign up for the singles tournament, the team cup and one (1) doubles event (Men, Women, Masters or Mix). For more information on registration procedure and other rules and regulation, please select the Rules & Regulationstab.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013
Aruba International Beach Tennis Event, ITF G1