In the sunny last weekend of September in Liepaja beach took place Liepaja open championship in beach tennis. which was organized by the head of Liepaja Tennis Sport school Elans Strazdiņš, in collaboration with Liepaja city Sport department, football club “Liepāja” and Red Sun Buffet.Beach tennis for the first time in Liepaja was played in summer of 2015. It was something new and unknown. But in summer of 2016 beach tennis fast became as a lovely free time activity and it was played till sunset.Elans Strazdiņš decided that in September 23 and 24 the tournament will be the summer season closing for beach tennis. In the fist day the competition was played in 3 groups – U18 boys, 18+ men, 18+ women, overall 16 pairs. In the second day the competition was played for mixed pairs in two groups – Pro and amateurs, overall 18 pairs.Both days were filled with sun, music and a lot of supporters. Among participants were tennis players, football players, musicians, hairdressers, entrepreneurs and other professions.The results were following:
1st place – Dāvids Špaks, Daniels Špaks
2nd place – Ričards Špaks, Dāvis Rolis
3rd place – Gustavs Pagrabs, Didzis Vārna
1st place – Elīna Zīverte, Marta Pagraba
2nd place – Gita Karule, Diana Lauva
3rd place – Signija Stībele, Rebeka Mertena
1st place – Valērijs Vorobjovs, Toms Rolis
2nd place – Edgars Kļaviņš, Eduards Hamitovs
3rd place – Ģirts Antonovs, Kristaps Juskevičs
1st place – Rebeka Mertena, Valērijs Vorobjovs
2nd place – Elīna Zīverte, Toms Rolis
3rd place – Patrīcija Špaka, Daniels Špaks
1st place – Gita Karule, Elans Strazdiņs
2nd place – Signija Stībele, Mareks Zuntners
3rd place – Marija Kraule, Egils Trušelis
The closing ceremony took place at „Red Sun Buffet” beach bar. Winners were awarded with cups, medals and goods from Liepaja Tennis Sport school, German sports nutrient manufacturer „Squeezy” and their representative Aivis Gusts, as well as beach tennis equipment company „MBT/HP Latvia” and their representative Eduards Andersons.
Organizers thanks to collaboration partners and all participants. See you in 2017.
More pictures in “Gallery“.