Tennis is also a popular sport although more for people with money as there are few public courts. Andrés Goómez won the French Open at Roland Garros in the 1980s and Nicolas Lapennti has been in the world Top 10 and continues playing and being an excellent ambassador for Ecuador.
People love playing volleyball, or rather Ecuavolley , a unique version in which 3 play against 3. Sometimes you get groups of about 200 men crowding around a few open volleyball courts on a Saturday afternoon for a gossip and a work out. The great thing is that, even more than football there is a complete mix of ages.
A lot of people enjoy swimming but athletics are not widely practiced. Jefferson Perez won the World Championships and Olympics in walking and seems to have inspired many to take this discipline up in his native Cuenca.