A total of 112 doubles pairings from a record 22 nations have so far confirmed entries for the 10th edition of the European Beach Tennis Championships, which are set to be held at the Santa Marina Holiday Village in Sozopol, Bulgaria from 8-10 September.
Well over 150 players are expected to take part in the Championships, which consists of men’s, women’s and mixed doubles competitions. For a second successive year, the event will also host a junior tournament, which will be held alongside the pros, for players aged 18 & Under.
The national entry list is led by Italy, whose teams have dominated the past editions of the tournament, winning the men's and women's gold medals at all previous events, and sweeping last year’s inaugural junior competition. Last year’s tournament saw victories for Luca Cramarossa & Marco Garavini and Sofia Cimatti & Flavia Daina in the men’s and women’s doubles respectively.
Russia – being the only other nation to have so far snatched a gold medal, in the mixed doubles in 2016 – is also likely to field some strong teams, with France, San Marino and Spain amongst the other leading contenders for success. As Beach Tennis continues to surge in popularity, Latvia and Slovakia will both be competing at the event for the first time.
The host nation will also have high hopes and is able to nominate one additional team in each competition. 2017 marks the second successive year that the event will be hosted by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation.
Full player nominations will be revealed after the nomination deadline on 8th August.
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