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Joana Cortez

World Champion
Brazil 🇧🇷
Coming from:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth:
170 cm
Age started:
29 (2008)
Best World Ranking:
1 (2012)
Portuguese, Spanish, Italian & English
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About Joana

I am a former pro Tennis player who fell in love with Beach Tennis in 2008. I enjoy traveling around the world and helping the sport to grow. I have my own BT school in Rio de Janeiro and I also work as a commentator for the Brazilian TV – for Tennis and Beach Tennis. I represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in 2000 as a Tennis player and I loved the feeling to represent my country as an Olympic athlete. Therefore, I also do some volunteer work in order to make Beach Tennis an Olympic sport one day.

Professional skills

tactical strategy

My favorite holiday destination

Usually a "new" city in the world

My favorite food

Japanese food 🍣

My favorite hobbies

traveling, listening to music, studying & watching movies

Questions to Joana

What is your favorite tournament?

National team tournaments, the World Cup, ANOC and Pan Americans. These are special competitions for me because I represent my country, Brazil 😍

How & why did you start playing Beach Tennis?
I was a professional tennis player before, and I started playing BT in Rio de Janeiro in 2008 when the sport arrived in Brazil.
What is your favorite sport besides Beach Tennis?
Tennis … I started playing when I was 8 years old, and I used to be a professional player.
Do you have any role models in the sport world?
I really like Rafael Nadal & Serena Williams. They are a big inspiration for me.
What is the goal in your Beach Tennis career?
I reached many goals already but I am still enjoying to play on the pro tour … becoming the best player I can be.
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Joana's favorite products

racket: Heroe's - OMNIA
clothes: Heroe's

More facts about Joana

Greatest successes:

🌏🏆 World Champion in 2016 (with Rafaela Miiller)

🌏🥇 World Champion in mixed doubles 2015 (with Vini Font)

🇧🇷🏆 4x World Cup Champion with Team Brazil in 2013, 2018, 2019, 2021

🥇 7x Pan American Champion


My main sponsor is Heroe’s.

I don’t have a manager.
I have my own BT academy and school in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) at Ipanema Beach. It is called “Metta Beach Tennis“. And I am offering clinics all over the world.
Double partner:
I don’t have a permanent double partner
Mixed double partner:
I don’t have a permanent mixed double partner at the moment. I used to play for many years with Vini Font.
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