Torneo Tenis Playa

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Torneo Tenis Playa
Tournament information
Founded 1971
Location Luanco
Spain
Venue Playa de La Ribera
Surface Sand beach
Website Official Page

The Torneo Tenis Playa, also named as Trofeo Juan Avendaño is an exhibition tennis tournament played annually in La Ribera beach in Luanco, Asturias, Spain.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Tournament winners[edit]

Feliciano López, before the final of the 2005 edition.
Year Winner Runner-up
1971 Spain José A. Fernández Badalla Spain Francisco Artime
1972 Spain Francisco Artime Spain Chema Ayala
1973 Spain Jacinto Aramendi Spain Luis García Sanz
1974 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Guillermo Ocio
1975 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Horacio Arias
1976 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Rufino Orejas
1977 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Luis Orejas
1978 Spain Juan Manuel Hidalgo Spain Juan Avendaño
1979 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Carlos Landó
1980 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Juan Manuel Hidalgo
1981 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Miguel Mir
1982 Chile Jaime Fillol Spain Miguel Mir
1983 Spain Juan Avendaño Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
1984 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Javier Soler
1985 Spain Sergio Casal Spain Juan Avendaño
No tournament between 1986 and 1994
1995 Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Carlos Moyá
1996 Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Carlos Moyá
1997 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Albert Portas
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja Spain Alberto Martín
1999 Spain Carlos Moyá Spain Fernando Vicente
2000 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Alberto Berasategui
2001 Spain Albert Portas Spain Francisco Clavet
2002 Spain Francisco Clavet France Cédric Pioline
2003 Morocco Younes El Aynaoui Spain Alberto Martín
2004 Spain Alberto Martín Spain Àlex Corretja
2005 Spain Fernando Verdasco Spain Feliciano López
2006 Argentina Guillermo Cañas Spain Nicolás Almagro
2007 Spain Feliciano López Spain Félix Mantilla
2008 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Carlos Moyá
2009 Spain David Ferrer Argentina Guillermo Cañas
2010 Spain Nicolás Almagro Spain David Ferrer
2011 Spain Albert Montañés Spain Carlos Moyá
2012 Spain Albert Ramos Spain Daniel Muñoz
2013 Spain Tommy Robredo Spain Nicolás Almagro

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