20th IFBT Beach Tennis World Championships
JULY 2nd – 5th, 2020
CASTELLDEFELS, CATALONIA, SPAIN
ABTCat (Associació Beach Tennis de Catalunya), an IFBT Member from Catalonia, will host the 20th IFBT Beach Tennis World Championships in Casteldefels (Province of Barcelona) from July, 2nd to 5th, 2020.
Castelldefels with its mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches is one of the sunniest towns in the world. Thousands of people choose it as their holiday destination and some even decide to settle there for the rest of their lives.
There are two simultaneous events within The Beach Tennis World Championships: Open Tournament, and Competition for Nations.
Beach Tennis Story
The exact origin of Beach Tennis is unknown. Apparently in the late 70s some enthusiasts started to play the game in the Italian Romagna on a standard beach volleyball court, using wooden paddles. The sport was initially played with a high net similar to beach volleyball. Then after some years, the net was lowered to the height of 1.70 meters in order to increase the speed and excitement of the game.
International Beach Tennis Federation foundation
In 1995, the IFBT (International Beach Tennis Federation) was formed in order to regulate the game, administer the rules, train officials, and promote the sport worldwide.
The founder and current president of the IFBT is Dr. Giandomenico Bellettini who created this organization for the purpose of giving this sport global recognition.
About the IFBT World Championships
The World Championships are the major event held by the IFBT every year.
Since its foundation the International Beach Tennis Federation has always organized this big event with participation of its associated members from all over the world.
The first time The World Championship were played was in 2001 in Marina di Ravenna (Italy). They had been held there continuously until 2013, when the delegates decided they should be moved to Catalonia.
They were held by the Beach Tennis Association of Catalonia in Barcelona from 2014 to 2017 with the support of the Barcelona City Council, and the Catalan Government. Since 2018 with active help from the Barcelona Province Council and the Castelldefels City Council Castelldefels has become the new World Championships venue.
The players from different countries that participated in the World Championships in Castelldefels in 2019 were very satisfied with the facilities, environment, tournament organization, and city infrastructures. This has been one of the reasons that the International Federation trusted the Beach Tennis Association of Catalonia with the World Championships for 2020.
That’s the IFBT Spirit
Sport for everyone! IFBT’s main objective is to be open to all people of all different ages and skill levels.
The World Championships are played in singles, male, female, in singles, doubles and mixed in both pro and amateur categories, as well as in master’s and children categories.
The competition is divided in two phases: the first is a league format that allows all athletes to play a minimum of three matches, and a final – eliminating phase. This game format is valued very highly by the players.
No matter what your age or level, sign in for the IFBT World Championships and have fun with us!
Official Championships Webpage: http://beachtennis.barcelona/en/
IFBT Webpage: https://www.ifbt.eu
Registration World Championships
In order to register players must fill out the entry form online:
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||1st tournament: 15 Euros / player
2nd and follow: 10 Euros / player
License IFBT approved: 10 Euros / player
(Valid for all days of the Championships)
|Tournament for Nations:
||Team: 50 euros
In order to register, country representatives must be subscribed by entry form
|Registration Closing date:
||Open Tournaments: June 26th, 2020
Tournament for Nations: June 15th, 2020
||Individuals: Can pay the first day of the Championships in cash or credit card
Organizations: Can pay by bank transfer before the June 19th
ABTCat provide accommodation for all members, and players at special prices:Reservation Until March 31st
||Reservation from January 1st to March 31st
||Hotel Camarote, Hotel HP, Hotel 139
||Double room 92 euros/night. Breakfast included (one bed or twin)
Double room single use: 82 euros/night. Breakfast included
Triple room 117 euros/night. Breakfast included
||Apartment (4 pax)
|Max. Confirmation data
||Confirmation until March 31st
||First payment 50% at the reserve
Final Payment May 31st
Reservation from April 1st to May 31st
||Reservation from April 1st to May 31st
||Hotel Camarote, Hotel HP, Hotel 139
||Double room 110 euros/night. Breakfast included
(one bed or twin)
Double room single use: 90 euros/night. Breakfast included
Triple room 125 euros/night. Breakfast included
||Apartment (4 people)
|Max. Confirmation data:
||From April 1st to May 31st
One payment before May 31st
Reservation Hotel by email: email@example.com
||100% refundable before June 1st
except bank expenses
Non-refundable after June 1st