Torneo Tenis Playa
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|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.
In 2014, the board of the Torneo Tenis Playa did not reach any agreement for the organization of the tournament and it was not played. This agreement arrived in January 2015, and it was announced the tournament would be recovered for July 2015, but finally the tournament did not take place.
- Luanco no contará este año con el Torneo Tenis Playa; RTPA, 5 April 2014 (in Spanish)
- Luanco recupera su Torneo; La Nueva España, 21 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- El torneo Tenis Playa de Luanco volverá a disputarse el próximo verano; Mundo Deportivo, 21 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- Official website (in Spanish)