2008 World Paddle Tennis Championships — Day 5 Photo Report

By Neil Campbell
Neil Campbell
Neil Campbell
August 29, 2008 Updated: September 5, 2008
Brazil's Julio Julianoti hammers the ball into the corner while playing net defense in match 1 of the Brazil vs Spain match play semi-finals. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
Brazil's Julio Julianoti hammers the ball into the corner while playing net defense in match 1 of the Brazil vs Spain match play semi-finals. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)

The following is a photo report of Day 5 action of the 2008 World Paddle Tennis Championships at the Calgary West Soccer Center.

Two of the Argentinean players go through a warm up routine as they await their matchup against Chile. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
Two of the Argentinean players go through a warm up routine as they await their matchup against Chile. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
One of the Chilean men's team is helped off the court by teammates during Chile's bracket 1 semi-finals against Argentina. According to EMS, he only twisted his ankle and would be fine.  (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
One of the Chilean men's team is helped off the court by teammates during Chile's bracket 1 semi-finals against Argentina. According to EMS, he only twisted his ankle and would be fine. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
– Two members of the Italian team catch some z's before their match against Canada. Italy won the match 2-1 and placed 9th. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
– Two members of the Italian team catch some z's before their match against Canada. Italy won the match 2-1 and placed 9th. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A little guy soaks up the action on the main court with his mother.  (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A little guy soaks up the action on the main court with his mother. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A paddle tennis racket. Smaller than a stringed tennis racket, it's made of a composite material. This one belongs to Spain's Juan Jose Mieres.  (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A paddle tennis racket. Smaller than a stringed tennis racket, it's made of a composite material. This one belongs to Spain's Juan Jose Mieres. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
Members of the French men's team cheer on the French ladies in their group 1 match semi-finals against Argentina. Argentina defeated them handily 3-0. France will play Brazil Saturday for 3rd place. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
Members of the French men's team cheer on the French ladies in their group 1 match semi-finals against Argentina. Argentina defeated them handily 3-0. France will play Brazil Saturday for 3rd place. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A member of the Brazilian women's team plays with a little girl during a lull in the men's match play semi-finals between Spain and Brazil.  (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)
A member of the Brazilian women's team plays with a little girl during a lull in the men's match play semi-finals between Spain and Brazil. (Neil Campbell/The Epoch Times)