By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the passion that Cariocas have for the beach, and for sports, beach tennis has invaded the sands of Rio's beaches as an energetic and addictive alternative. The sport is drawling athletes and fans to the professional level, as well as a recreational play with equal appeal.
Historically speaking, the sport was started more than two decades ago in Ravena, Italy (began in eighties) and was standardized in Brazil in 1995 by the I.F.B.T. creation (International Federation of . . .