Mixed Doubles on Aruba
Beach tennis is played on a volleyball court with a fat paddle and deflated tennis ball, which means there is little chance of a fast ball whizzing past your face while you attempt to cradle a rum cocktail in your free hand. Beach Tennis Aruba runs four courts at Moomba Beach Bar, where you can practice your skills for $5 per person. Divi Beach Tennis Aruba Tournament, hosted at Eagle Beach, sees 800 players from dozens of nations compete for a purse valued at more than $25,000. The temporary tennis village, with more than 20 courts, is something to see. If you're looking for a less organized event, plenty of volleyball courts pop up along Palm Beach when the sun is shining—which is virtually every day.
By Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
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