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“Vladimir Francišković” memorial tournament in beach tennis played with head
August 15 - August 18
Tennis played with head is the game designed in Novi Sad more than 30 years ago. It was created at a famous Novi Sad beach Štrand. At that time it was known as futsal tennis and it had somewhat different rules compared to the rules that are applied today. Over the years the game has undergone certain modifications and within the last 14 years the rules of the game have become more precisely defined. The first tournament was held at Štrand in 1984 as the “City Championship in Futsal Tennis” played on sand. In 1987 the tournament changed its name to “City Championship in Beach Tennis Played with Head” because the key segment of the game, namely the point making, changed in the meantime. It was decided that the final point is awarded only if the stroke was made with head and thus the current name of the game. In 1998 the tournament got the name “Vladimir Francišković” Memorial Tournament after tragically deceased player who had been the champion in this game for five times before that. We should certainly mention that futsal tennis was played by a famous Vujadin Boškov long before the tournament was established. We can call him the father of this sport because he was among the first who came up with the concept of that game. This year’s competition is held in pioneers’, juniors’, seniors’ and veterans’ categories.
Venue: Novi Sad beach Štrand