And you can start your professional beach tennis career on July 10th at Rye Town Beach.
Beach tennis is like regular tennis except it is played on a regulation beach volleyball court. Using tennis racquets, two players on each team volley back and forth, hitting a slightly depressurized tennis ball directly over the net without letting it bounce.
Beach Tennis USA will be at Rye Town Beach and admission is free. Registration to play in the tournament is $25 per player. Equipment including racquets and balls is provided free of charge.
Beach tennis was started in the United States as a pro and recreational sport in 2005 by real estate developer Marc Altheim. In its fourth season, Beach Tennis USA has hosted events in Southern Florida, Southern California and New York. Competitions have been televised on Tennis Channel, Comcast SportsNet, and SportsNet New York (SNY).