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Beach Tennis Tourney at Outrigger a Smash Hit


Beach tennis winners united on Bang Tao Beach, Phuket, on 7 December

PHUKET THAILAND – The Phuket Beach Tennis Tournament 2014 at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort was a smash hit with players and spectators. The ITF-sanctioned Phuket Beach Tennis Tournament 2014 took place 5-7 December overlooking Bang Tao beach in Laguna Phuket.

Players remarked that this tournament was extremely well hosted with the Outrigger team providing outstanding service and amenity.  All hoped for the event to take place next year.

“The backdrop to the event was an iconic Phuket beach scene and the easy access to the beach was huge relief and advantage to both spectators and fans needing to cool off,” said Tony Pedroni, general manager of the Outrigger.

The official winners hailed from around the world and included:

Winners Men’s — Mr. Alessandro Calbucci (ITA); Mr. Vinicius Font (BRA); Winners Women — Ms. Maraike Bigmaier (GER), Ms. Mathilde Hoarau (FRA); Runners Up Men’s — Mr.Nikita Burmakin (RUS), Mr. Sergey Kuptsov (RUS); Runners Up Women — Ms. Pauline Bourdet (FRA); and Ms. Julie Labrit (FRA).

The amateur tournament attracted 16 local teams from Thailand who battled it out for THB 10,000 (US$330) in prize money and the right to be crowned the first champions of this event.

Pedroni said, “The Phuket beach tennis event was a great success. Players and spectators enjoyed the whole experience. Outrigger looks forward to hopefully doing it again next year.”

The tour departed the hotel for Hua Hin where the second tournament of the tour took place 9-11 December.

Idyllic beach tennis setting at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Idyllic beach tennis setting at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

For further information on beach tennis in Thailand visit http://www.thailandbeachtennis.com/.

For room bookings at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, email [email protected].

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