Playing game on a sandy surface requires special skill and tactics. Primarily games are played on the beach for amusement. But, today competitions are held in beach games all over the world. The SDAT conducts competitions in Beach Football, Beach Kabaddi and Beach Volleyball in the coastal areas of 10 districts of the State viz., Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Kanniyakumari, Thoothukudi, Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukkottai and Chengalpattu Districts. The Government sanctions a grant of Rs.5.00 lakh every year.