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Tennis court

Historic tennis court

  • Belalp
The historic tennis court is located in an almost unbelievable position at 2,130 m above sea level. It gave tennis players an impressive view of the Great Aletsch Glacier.
The tennis court was built at the beginning of the 20th century for the mainly English guests on the Aletschbord directly next to the Hotel Belalp. As a result of the Second World War, however, the guests stopped coming. The tennis court fell into oblivion and the alpine pasture overgrew the court.


On 23 August 2012, the historic tennis court of the Hotel Belalp was awarded the title of "most beautiful tennis court in the world". It was the provisional conclusion of the "ambrüf" project by Franziska Schnell, a student on the Master's degree course in Art at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, in which a worldwide competition had been launched to find the answer to this question.

She lovingly uncovered the boundaries of the old tennis court so that a tennis match could be played in style at over 2,000 metres above sea level on the occasion of the presentation of the certificate.
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Historic tennis court
3914 Belalp

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