Come watch or join in for some Beach Tennis Tournament fun!
The final ranking Beach Tennis Tournament of 2019 takes place the weekend of December 14th and 15th 2019 at Spice Beach Club. The tournament can fill up fast so register early. Anyone can participate and all are welcome!
What: The final Doubles Beach Tennis Tournament of 2019
Who: Everyone is welcome to play at all levels. Sign up for your correct level: Fun, Intermediate or Advanced
Mens doubles Saturday December 14th.
Women’s doubles Saturday December 14th
Mixed doubles Sunday December 15th
Registration fee: $15 for one day, $25 for both days
If you don’t feel ready for a tournament yet, come watch and support the athletes! Main sponsors of the event include Amstel Bright, La Terrazza Food and Wine, It Rains Fishes Restaurant, and Luciano Ice Cream Factory.
Not ready to compete?
Or if you haven’t yet done so, give Beach Tennis a try. It’s not complicated to learn and lots of fun. And what a wonderful way to combine some physical activity with your beach vacation. The courts at Coco Beach stay open all day until 9pm and are open to the public free of charge. Racquets and balls are available at Coco Beach to borrow or you can purchase a racquet through Beach Tennis Bonaire’s website. Courts stay open all week but Wednesdays are generally reserved for League Play.
If you’re new to the game, try Beach Tennis Bonaire’s organized training sessions. Join trainer Paco every Thursday night from 7 – 8 pm for a Fun training and from 8 – 9 pm for Intermediate training. Lessons cost $5 each week.
By the way, Beach Tennis Bonaire just turned the big FIVE. That’s right. The first Bonaire Beach Tennis tournament took place in November 2014. Here is a little look back on that historic moment!
Beach Tennis has now completely taken over any form of beach volleyball played on the island. The sport is super popular with locals and is growing fast in Bonaire and around the Caribbean. Looking for a fun activity to do with your kids while on Bonaire? Go watch a tournament and see if they want to give it a try. We think the sport will soon become very popular in the US and elsewhere. Maybe you can introduce it to your friends back home.
A little bit about the game
Play beach tennis on a volleyball court using stringless paddles with holes and non-pressurised tennis balls. On Bonaire the sport is pretty much all doubles.Beach tennis scores work the same as tennis but with no-ad after deuce. A team needs six games to win a set and best of three sets wins the match. In tournaments on Bonaire usually just one set is played to seven games. The players that win move on to the next round.
Where to play
Tournaments and practices are held at Coco Beach Bonaire near the north traffic circle. The parking entrance is at Eden Beach – Spice Beach. Beach Tennis Bonaire organizes about one tournament per month and anyone can join in the fun. Players pay $15 per person to compete.
Beach Tennis lessons on Bonaire
Don’t know how to play, want to improve your skills? Every Thursday night for only $5 a trainer coaches at Coco Beach from 7-8pm for beginners and 8-9 pm for intermediate players. The four courts themselves remain open all day every day free of charge until 9pm. If you need equipment it’s available for you to borrow. You can also buy a beach tennis racquet by getting in touch with Beach Tennis Bonaire. Everyone is welcome to join in the beach tennis fun.