Everything is ready for the 2nd Unesc Beach Tennis Challenge, a grand sporting event promoted by Unesc this Saturday and Sunday (3 and 4/02), at Arena Cooperaliança, in the center of Balneário Rincão. The competition will feature the participation of 168 athletes from across the region in the Open, B, C and D categories with teams made up of two men and two women.
In addition to the games, the event will also present the community with two shows over the weekend. On Saturday night, starting at 9pm, the Unesc Beach Tennis Challenge takes the national show with Dazaranha to the central stage. On Sunday, after the category awards, at 3pm, the rhythm will be pagoda with singer Tiago Manzoli. Entry for spectators is free, both to watch the games and to watch the shows.
Programming throughout the weekend
The structure located in the central area of Balneário Rincão, with a large area of 10 thousand square meters, is equipped with nine courts for matches. The space will host games starting at 8am on Saturday. At 9 am an official opening will bring together authorities for a quick ceremony in parallel with the games in progress.
In addition to exciting games to watch, the Unesc Beach Tennis Challenge days will also have attractions for children, with a Kids Space available for the little ones. The structure was designed to offer accessibility for people with reduced mobility. In addition, the venue will also feature Food Trucks, which will be present to offer a variety of gastronomic options to participants.
By offering a unique experience to athletes and sports enthusiasts, Unesc, according to rector Luciane Bisognin Ceretta, aims to promote community integration. “Beach Tennis is vibrant and perfectly reflects the values that Unesc represents. By offering this platform for competition, integration and leisure, the Institution clearly demonstrates the understanding that sport goes beyond physical exercise. It is a powerful stimulus for building bonds, promoting mental and physical health, as well as being an effective tool in forming values such as teamwork, resilience and sporting ethics”, she comments.
On the first day of the event, exhibition games will take place from 4pm to 6pm on the Amigos da Unesc court with the presence of guests, providing a moment of integration between participants.
The general coordinator of the event, dean of Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Extension at Unesc, Gisele Coelho Lopes, highlights that everything was prepared with great care to welcome athletes, sports enthusiasts, authorities and the population in general.
“Expectations are high for another edition of this event, which promises to be a pleasant, joyful and contagious experience. It is worth mentioning that the award offers incentives to all participating teams, reinforcing the University’s commitment to recognizing and valuing the efforts of competitors”, says Gisele.
The games will take place in a team competition format, as explained by the Physical Education teacher and Beach Tennis coach, responsible for the technical management of the event, Magnus Pavei.
“The competitive process begins with the women’s doubles matches, followed by the men’s matches and, finally, the mixed matches, the latter chosen strategically by the team itself”, he explains.
Rise of the sport
For one of the competition’s technical coordinators, Moacir Vepago, the sporting scene continues to follow a path of notable growth, standing out with representation, both regionally and nationally, bringing together family and friends, which makes the event fun and exciting.
“The organization aims not only to expand participation, but also to increase the quality and importance of the event, aiming for the Challenge to become an annual reference, making a constant presence on the sporting scene”, observes Vepago.
1st place: R$1,000.00 for the team, medals and lato sensu postgraduate studies for the four team athletes.
2nd place: R$800.00 for the team, medals and Unesc Level courses of up to R$300.
3rd place: R$500.00 for the team, medals and Unesc Level courses of up to R$300.
4th to 8th place: medals and gifts.
8am: Start of the Team Tournament
8am to 1pm: Open and B categories
9am: Opening (without interruption of games – authorities, sponsors and team presentation)
2pm to 8pm: Categories C and D
4pm to 6pm – Exhibition games with guests
9pm: Dazaranha Show
8am to 2:45pm: Classifieds in the Open, B, C and D categories
3pm: Awards and show with Tiago Manzoli