All around the Lagoa (the lake between Ipanema and Corcovado) there are numerous different little playing fields and areas dedicated to sports, including two public tennis courts. Every day, many people, mostly around the age of 40, go there to play tennis. Most of the tennis courts in Rio are on private property, but these two are public and it is free to go there and play. This helps the poorest people, who can’t afford to pay to join a private club, giving them a place to go and practice this sport.
April, 2014