The European Beach Handball Tour 2017 sees a big weekend of action as June comes to an end, with 11 competitions staged in seven countries.
Here in Spain the Royal Spanish Federation has confirmed that La Zenia beach will be one of the venues for the Arena 500 Tour, which, according to the R.F.E. BM website, will take place between 29 June and 1 July.
Six handball courts will be positioned on the beach, where the best beach handball teams from the national scene will compete in one of the first big summer events and where more than 1000 athletes will be hoping to win one of Europe’s most prestigious trophies.
In submitting their bid to host the tournament the Orihuela Council cited the beach as having the best conditions to practice the sport, having won several quality awards, including the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, Blue Flag and Qualitur Flag.
The event will also have live streaming, in addition to which, the finals will be broadcast live by Teledeporte, where last season they reached an audience of more than 300,000 spectators
What the Orihuela council failed to mention is that the 1000 or so athletes will be required to bring along their own drinks as the Councillor for the Coast has suspended the Chiringuito contract with any replacement highly unlikely by the competition date.