Torneo Tenis Playa
|Torneo Tenis Playa|
|Venue||Playa de La Ribera|
It is the only tennis tournament in the world organized over the sand of a beach, during the low tide of the sea. On the beach, are installed stands for 2,000 seats.
The first tournament was played in 1971, by initiative of a group of friends who didn't have any court to play in the town. In 1973, Juan Avendaño played his first tournament and since that year, it grows in popularity. In 1995, the tournament is re-organized thank to Avendaño and professional players start to play it.
The tournament is played between July and August, when the low tide comes in the night. In 2006, the Torneo Tenis Playa is declared as tourist interest activity and it is broadcast on TV by Asturian TPA.
- Official website (Spanish)