Rio de Janeiro and Saquarema will host the Municipal Cup and the Beach Tennis States Cup

More than 480 athletes will participate in the Beach Tennis event in the cities of Saquarema and Rio.
More than 480 athletes will participate in a Beach Tennis event in the cities of Saquarema and Rio. — Photo: Photo: Divulgação / Galla Press

The cities of Saquarema It's from Rio de Janeiro will host, this January, two major competitions organized by the Beach Tennis Association of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Abeterj). The Municipalities Cup and the 2nd Edition of the Beach Tennis States Cup. The 1st Edition of the Municipal Cup will be held in the city of the Lagos Region, in Praia da Vila, between the 13th and 14th of January, in partnership with the City of Saquarema.

The event will be attended by teams from the capital, Saquarema, Macaé, Campos and Niterói. There will be two teams from categories A/Open, B, C and D, in addition to age categories. The teams will play with male and female pairs, and if necessary, a mixed pair may be formed to define each match.

“Hosting the first edition of the Beach Tennis Municipal Cup is yet another affirmation for Saquarema as the stage for various types of competitions, involving the municipality’s beautiful beaches, which enable this vocation and unite tourists and residents, enjoying competitions at increasingly higher levels. ”, stated the municipal secretary of Sports, Leisure and Tourism, Rafael Castro.

The following week after the event in the Lagos Region, at the ABTERJ Arena, on Copacabana Beach, between the 20th and 21st, the second edition of the States Cup will take place with the presence of athletes from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Goiás, Distrito Federal and Mato Grosso. The team from Goiás is the current champion of the competition.

“Taking into account the two events we will have 480 athletes, 240 in each. After last year's success, we are repeating the format with the participation of the team from Mato Grosso and bringing the new edition of the Municipal Cup that will certainly rock Praia da Vila in Saquarema. We are excited for two weeks of lots of beach tennis and great quality”, highlighted João Nunan, vice-president of ABTERJ and one of the organizers of the event.

Credits: Extra

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