Due to its mild Mediterranean climate, tennis can be played on Lošinj almost the whole year round. Likewise, it was played here on the island as early as the beginning of the 20th century.
There are numerous records and photographs of tennis get-togethers on the playgrounds in Bričina. Following the 2nd World War, tennis fell out of favour on our island until the mid-sixties with the arrival of mass tourism and the building of tennis courts, when it again began to be extremely popular on Lošinj.
It was against this background that the organisation of tennis tournaments and popular tennis schools started. And so it was that throughout the eighties, Goran Ivanišević and Iva Majoli, along with other tennis players, played as juniors and from 1994 the “Lošinska rivijera” traditional tournament has been held every year during the months of June and July.
There are a great number of tennis courts in Veli Lošinj, Sunčana uvala and Čikat, open all year round. In the spring time, ATP satellite tournaments are held in Lošinj.