Barbara Jilkova finished 2016 as n.1 in women's doubles; the Czech Republic player got brilliant results becoming the champion at the WCT tournaments in Clearwater, Cancun and Rio Grande and the semi finalist at the Barcelona World Championship.
The Puerto Rican Luis Miguel Reyes is the first player classified in men's doubles; one of his main records this past 2016 was winning the Barcelona World Championship. Reyes closed an amazing year by being first in both mixed doubles and men's singles.
The Canadian player Marie Pier Huet was first on the ranking in women's single and second in both women's doubles and mixed doubles.
In men's doubles over, the Porto Rican Jorge Perez Casellas was first, and in women's doubles, the Portuguese player Ana Noro; the Catalan player Josep Ausió was first in the under's category.
Ana Noro - Marie Pier Huet
The IFBT saw 2016 as a very successful year in terms of participation in all 86 international classifying tournaments.
In 2016 the IFBT welcomed some new members, which were key in organizing many of our events:
Beach Tennis Egypt, Beach Tennis United Arab Emirates, IFBT Baltics, Beach Tennis Poland, Belarus Beach Tennis Federation, Indalo Beach Tennis Club (Spain) and the recently created Federation Beach Tennis India, Beach Tennis Bangladesh.
Altogether new and existing members and participating clubs are making a varied and exciting 2017 competition calendar in order to achieve our main goal: play beach tennis having fun.