Aruba to host ITF Beach Tennis Sand Series with record-prize money


Aruba is set to become the epicentre of beach tennis this November, hosting two major events on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) calendar.
With qualifying on 14th November and the main draw from 15th to 17th November, Aruba will host the ITF Beach Tennis Sand Series, officially becoming the seventh Sand Series event this year.

For the first time, the tournament will offer prize money of $75,000, placing it alongside Réunion as one of the highest-paying events on the circuit.

The total prize pool across the eight-day event, including singles, mixed doubles and MVP offers a total prize of $95,000.
In addition to the Sand Series, Aruba will also play host to the ITF Beach Tennis Pan American Championships from 7th to 10th November. This regional competition brings together top players from the Pan American region to compete for titles in Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles categories.
The Sand Series includes the premier tournaments on the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour, designed to provide top players with opportunities to gain more ranking points and greater prize money.
The Sand Series 75 tournament will feature enhanced ranking points and a significant prize pool, attracting top ranked players from around the world. This event marks the climax of the Aruba Open, a week-long celebration and festival of beach tennis, culminating in three days of intense competition to emerge victorious on Championship Sunday.
The ITF Beach Tennis Pan American Championships will see nations from the Pan American region competing in various categories.

This event is part of the ITF Beach Tennis Tour and offers valuable Regional Championships ranking points. The Championships have a rich history, having been held in diverse locations across the region, including Chile last year and Argentina in 2022. The event returns to Aruba for the first time since 2019, promising an exciting and competitive atmosphere.
Sand Series 2024
11 – 14 April: Ribeirão Preto
10 – 12 May: Réunion Classic
17 – 19 May: Gran Canaria Classic
13 – 15 June: Brasília Classic
15th – 17th August: Saarlouis Classic
10th – 12th October: São Paulo
15th – 17th November: Aruba
President of Aruba Lawn Tennis Bond, Franz Sydow, said: “We are proud that the ITF has awarded the Aruba Open with the Sand Series status, as well as the Pan American Beach Tennis Games,
bringing world-class beach tennis to our shores. Huge congratulations are in order for Beach Tennis Aruba, as they continue to showcase why they are where they are today.
“This recognition from the ITF underscores Beach Tennis Aruba’s commitment to professionalism, excellence in sports, and our vibrant beach tennis community.

We eagerly welcome athletes and fans from around the globe to experience our island’s hospitality and competitive spirit.” World No. 4 and defending champion, Flaminia Daina says, “When you play beach tennis you grow up thinking to play and win Aruba, it is the Wimbledon of our sport. I’m really proud to be part of it and to see the tournament rising and shining every year!

Thanks to Beach Tennis Aruba to keep our dream alive! Let’s go Aruba!”
Aruba Open Beach Tennis Championship Tournament Director, Marc Kiezebrink said: “It is an honour that the ITF has entrusted Beach Tennis Aruba with hosting the ITF Beach Tennis Pan American Championships once again and awarding the Sand Series status to the Aruba Open. Thanks to our partners, especially Marriott Bonvoy, we are excited to announce the Aruba Open’s prize money is now $75,000!”
Players are able to find further information on the Aruba Open tournament page and can register on IPIN for the ITF Sand Series 75 tournament.

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About the ITF
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the world governing body of tennis. Founded in
1913, its purpose is to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the sport, delivering
tennis for future generations in association with its 213 member National Associations. The
ITF oversees the rules and regulations that govern international and national competition.
The ITF is responsible for the worldwide development of tennis through its highly regarded
global Development Programme, its Science and Technical department which monitors
equipment and technology, and its Officiating department which oversees the education and
advancement of officials. The ITF organises up to 1850 men’s, women’s, and junior
tournaments on the ITF World Tennis Tour, and manages the ITF junior team competitions,
ITF Beach Tennis World Tour, UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF World Tennis
Masters Tour, together with the men’s and women’s World Cup of Tennis, Davis Cup and
Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge respectively, the two largest annual international team
competitions in tennis. The ITF manages the Olympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IOC and
the Paralympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IPC and the Qualification Pathways for both
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May 24, 2024
Rona Coster