Home rebound for the world champions

Home rebound for the world champions

It could not get any better for the audience in Vitoria when their home-grown compatriot Alison Cerutti and his teammate Bruno Oscar Schmidt raised hands triumphantly after the last point of the final match on Sunday. Returning to the metropolitan city of Vitoria,...
From youth to senior supremacy

From youth to senior supremacy

Multiple age-group world champions, Bartosz Losiak and Piotr Kantor from Poland, both 23, needed little time to accommodate to senior beach volleyball. Last week they won the first serious test of 2016 – the Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam, a bit surprisingly but...
Beach news: Curtain comes down for Emanuel

Beach news: Curtain comes down for Emanuel

22 years, 3 Olympic medals, 3 World Championship titles, and 10 World Tour trophies since he made his debut on the international beach volleyball stage, Emanuel Rego, perhaps the game’s greatest, has announced that he will retire after this week’s Rio de...
Defending the Line Shot

Defending the Line Shot

As I have watched beach volleyball evolve over the years, I have noticed that there are some fundamental skills that have become lost with the modern game. One of these lost skills is the footwork required to defend the line. There are two changes in the game that I...
Americans steal the Brazilian party in Maceio

Americans steal the Brazilian party in Maceio

The Maceio Open, the second stop in 2016 and the first of three consecutive World Tour events in Brazil, had been slowly turning into a Brazilian beach volleyball feast when a US duo crashed the party. Lucena-Dalhausser, the only non-Brazilian team in the semifinals,...
Maiden title for Qatar

Maiden title for Qatar

You would have to do some digging inside beach volleyball records to find out the last time an Asian team won the final of a FIVB World Tour event. Almost six years after the Chinese twosome Xu-Wu grabbed the gold at the Marseille Open in 2010, the Qatari...
Video: The History of Beach Volleyball

Video: The History of Beach Volleyball

How old is beach volleyball? Twenty, fifty years? In fact I think you will be surprised how old is beach volleyball.  The true “birth” of “beach volleyball” apparently began on the beaches of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, at the Outrigger Canoe Club...
Beach news: The World Tour resumes in February

Beach news: The World Tour resumes in February

The 2016 part of the 2015-2016 beach volleyball season will commence three weeks later than originally anticipated. FIVB had to change the premier’s international beach volley event’s calendar again and thus to adjust the sequence of tournaments. That...
Bruno Oscar Schmidt – the hero of 2015

Bruno Oscar Schmidt – the hero of 2015

A defensive specialist grabbed the largest number of awards at the end of a spectacular season. Otherwise dominated by powerful giants, beach volleyball is still a game where a versatile defender, like the Brazilian Bruno Oscar Schmidt, could make a difference with...
The Qatar Open remains under German command

The Qatar Open remains under German command

The last event of 2015, although part of the 2016 FIVB Beach Volley World Tour, passed as a recital by the winners of the opener in Fuzhou, China, in April. Böckermann-Flüggen, enjoying the best time of their careers, happened to win the first and the last event of a...