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Aruba Hosts The World's Largest Beach Tennis Competition, The Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014

PR Newswire

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach tennis has quickly become one of the fastest growing sports on the globe, combining elements taken from beach volleyball, tennis, badminton and table tennis to create the unique and fast-paced national pastime of Aruba, the One happy island.  As the first Caribbean island to embrace the sport, Aruba plays host to more than 50 tournaments annually, including the world's most famous competition—the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open—taking place Nov. 17—23 and currently live-streaming on Aruba.com.  

The biggest and most popular beach tennis event held in the world, the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open attracts more than 1,000 professional and amateur players from around the globe who come not just for the beach tennis action, but also to enjoy the exciting ambiance, music and activities held on the sparkling white sands of Eagle Beach.

The Aruba Tourism Authority is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event and will be exclusively live-streaming all of the center court matches from Nov. 20—23 on Aruba.com. Additionally, The International Tennis Federation will host a link to Aruba.com to enable enthusiasts around the globe to access the live-streaming of the matches.

This year, a record number of 50 participants are coming from Italy—the birthplace of Beach Tennis—while Brazil, another country with a large beach tennis presence, is sending more than 250 participants. With athletes from 25 participating countries including USA, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Bermuda, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Curacao, Bonaire, Martinique and St. Maarten and newcomers Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Japan and Switzerland competing on 35 courts, the biggest beach tennis competition in the world is sure to delight world-renown athletes and vacationers alike.

Visitors and locals are invited to come watch the action take place live on Eagle Beach or on aruba.com/things-to-do/divi-aruba-beach-tennis-open and divibeachtennisaruba.com. Engage with Aruba via social media at www.facebook.com/ArubaFans or @Aruba.

About Aruba
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba—One happy island—is an island of contradictions where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets North American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the Southern Caribbean outside the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an average 82-degree Fahrenheit temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal visitors. www.aruba.com.

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