Attractive tennis courts and centers facilitated the increasing popularization of tennis in Rovinj. Traditionally, each spring Rovinj hosts the Istrian Riviera tennis tournament. This is the ITF (International Tennis Federation) men's Futures tennis tournament with the longest tradition in Croatia, on which tennis players such as Goran Ivanišević, Boris Becker, Thomas Muster, Goran Prpić, etc. started their careers.