Have you ever dipped your toes in the sensational-and-sandy world of beach tennis? This island-appropriate sport has become quite the trending topic when it comes to having fun and staying fit in Aruba.
This is most probably because:
a) You’re barefoot, and who doesn’t enjoy frolicking barefoot in sand?
b) You can play solo, or with your favorite sidekick.
c) The courts are usually steps away from a beach – that’s a big Ding Ding Ding! for me.
d) It’s a sport that almost anyone can pick up.
Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, if you want to play this tennis-and-volleyball beach baby of a sport, you definitely can on our One Happy Island! Discover the two places in Aruba where you can play beach tennis below:
Beach Tennis Aruba Club
Lessons offered: ✔
Location: The Beach Tennis Aruba Club courts are located next to Paradise Beach Villas and Double Down Sports Bar & Grill
Nearby Beach: Eagle Beach
Times to Play: 7.30 AM – 10 AM & 4 PM – 11 PM Monday – Wednesday & Fridays, 7.30 AM – 10 AM & 3 PM – 11 PM Thursdays, 7.30 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 11 PM Saturdays, and 4 PM – 11 PM Sundays
Costs: $5 per person per hour for non members (includes court time, beach tennis racquet and ball). 70 Awg per person per month for Adults (equivalent to about $40), 35 Awg per person per month for Youth under 18 (equivalent to about $20), and 20 Awg per person per month for Youth under 12 (equivalent to about $12) for members
Membership includes: Usage of courts and lights, 5% discount on beach tennis items in the on-location shop, 20% discount on ranking tournament entry fee, opportunity to participate in weekly leagues, and a discount on the entry fee of ARUBA OPEN Beach Tennis Championships (an annual international beach tennis event)
Facilities: 16 sandy beach tennis courts with lights, bathrooms & locker rooms, cooled water stations, shaded seating area, playground, full bar with food, and WIFI
A note from Beach Tennis Aruba: “We offer leagues, lessons, tournaments, clinics & company team building.”
Beach Tennis Moomba
Lessons offered: ✔
Nearby Beach: Palm Beach
Times to Play: As of 7.30 AM, Daily
Costs: 20 Awg per hour per court (equivalent to about $12) for non members. 50 Awg per month for members. Paddles and ball rentals are available at the kiosk next door.
Membership includes: Unlimited time use of Beach Tennis Moomba courts (reservations can be made via their Facebook page), 15% discount at MooMba Beach Bar, and entry to compete in league competitions (when they host one)
Facilities: 2 sandy beach tennis courts with lights, shaded seating area, restroom nearby, and WIFI from Moomba Beach Bar
Memo from Beach Tennis Moomba: “Please remember to rake the court when finished, since we want to have the court in top shape for everyone else.”
If you’re looking to AMP UP YOUR BEACH TENNIS GAME, and get a bit more competitive, then you can also check out the annual international beach tennis event that is hosted on the island during the month November:
ARUBA OPEN Beach Tennis Championships
Location: Bushiri Beach Park
2019 Dates: November 8th – November 17th
Now it’s time to get some sand between your toes, and get that adrenaline pumping – DEUCES!✌
*Feature photo by Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive