The World’s First Ever Game of Tennis on Water (Pic)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: The World’s first ever game of tennis on water involving two of the World’s highest profile tennis players, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Serena Williams of USA in action during a Sony Ericsson Open tennis preview event on the swimming pool of the Hotel Gansevoort on March 24, in Miami South Beach, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Sony Ericsson)
The water-covered court was constructed in the 110-foot swimming pool set in the Gansevoort’s exclusive 22,000-square-foot rooftop retreat. A 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.