Россия, Москва, Национальный теннисный центр, 11-16 июля 2017 г
11-16 July 2017
(Qual: 10 July)
The National Tennis Centre
Chile | Egypt | Moldova | Thailand | Ecuador | Netherlands | Slovakia | Poland |
Russia | Italy | France | Spain | Venezuela | Brazil | Japan | Switzerland | Hungary | Estonia | Bulgaria | Portugal | Lithuania | Israel | Belarus | Germany | San Marino | Cyprus | Morocco | Latvia
Italy reclaim title
Other nations may be gaining in strength with each passing year, but on Sunday the Italian team reminded the world where the power lies on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour, reclaiming the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship title with victory over Brazil.
Venezuela claimed the junior crown on Saturday, defeating Italy 2-1 after a deciding mixed doubles showdown.
2017 - How it finished
Final Standings - Pro
Final Standings - Junior
Entered Nations: 28 (pro)
Belarus | Brazil | Bulgaria | Chile | Cyprus | Ecuador* | Egypt | Estonia | France | Germany | Hungary | Israel | Italy | Japan | Latvia | Lithuania | Moldova | Morocco | Netherlands* | Poland | Portugal | Russia | San Marino | Slovakia* | Spain | Switzerland | Thailand | Venezuela
Withdrawals: 5 (pro)
Belgium | Finland | Great Britain | Greece | United States
Entered Nations: 12 (junior)
Belarus | Brazil | Ecuador* | Egypt | Estonia | Germany | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Russia | Spain | Venezuela
* First time event participants
Russia set to defend Championship
National teams will once again be making the trip to the Russian capital for the sixth annual World Team Championship where this year the hosts will be the team in everyone's sights as their rivals look to take their title.
In 2016, Russia became the first nation to stop either Italy or Brazil from winning the coveted title and the two giants of the game will no doubt be going all out to reclaim the title in 2017.
Speaking following his nation's 2016 triumph, Russia's Nikita Burmakin remarked: "It is a reward for our country and for everything that we have done as a team and individually to develop beach tennis both at home and abroad."
"Finally this year we have managed to win it!" he added.
This year’s event marks the start of a new two-year hosting agreement and will also see the return of the junior team competition first launched in 2015. The junior competition for 14 & under beach tennis players provides international team competition for the younger generation.
About the event
The Beach Tennis World Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other as a team. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and a mixed doubles match.
The Russian Tennis Federation has been the host to the Tour's flagship team competition since its inception in 2012. The 2015 championship was the first to feature a junior event introducing a new generation to team competition.