Welcome to the World Championships
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
IFBT refoundation in 2020
Thinking towards the future, we have written new statutes that help us to have an international projection, and we have registered IFBT in the Department of Justice of Government of Catalonia (Spain) as a non-profit organization. The city of Barcelona is the new IFBT headquarters.
One of the goals of IFBT for the next two years is to be part of the most important international organizations and we will work to achieve this.
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 World Championships was played in first time 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 Castelldefels has become the new World Championships venue, with active help from the Barcelona Province Council and the Castelldefels City Council.
The 20th edition in Castelldefels could not be held because of the Corona.
The World Championships returns again the 2021 in Sardinia (Italy), the event will be held with the support of the Campeggio 4Mori and the MSP Sardegna (Movimento Sportivo Popolare).
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: https://ifbt.international/en/
Registration World Championships
In order to register players must fill out the entry form online:
or by email: email@example.com