Tennis on Water

March 26, 2008

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Two of the world’s leading tennis players, Nadal and Serena Williams, took to a custom-made court to try their luck on a more challenging surface in the first ever game of tennis on water.

The event took place Monday atop Miami’s new Gansevoort South Hotel overlooking South Beach on its first day of business. The water-covered court was constructed in the 110-foot swimming pool set in the Gansevoort’s exclusive 22,000-square-foot rooftop retreat. Specialist underwater team took five days to construct two invisible platforms at either end of the pool using a combination of bespoke acrylic sheets and supporting acrylic tubes.

Sony Ericsson hosted the revolutionary event to celebrate the start of this year’s Sony Ericsson Open March 26 to April 6.