2016-11-14 15:59:00 CEST

From F1 to Disneyland with love

The latest social media shenanigans from the stars

Laura Ludwig is smiling again…she is back hitting balls! Photocredit: Sebastian Marko.Laura Ludwig is smiling again…she is back hitting balls! Photocredit: Sebastian Marko.

One of the great things about social media is that the secret lives of beach volleyball stars are no longer secret!

They give us the chance to see into their lives on and off the sand from their own personal perspective, whether that’s at Halloween or painting!

Luckily for us their posts always make us smile in some shape or form – whether they are in serious beach volleyball action or in funny, off-court mode.

Take this week for example. We’ve got stars at the Brazilian Grand Prix, at awards ceremonies and at Disneyland!

First off we head to Brazil where Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals champions Alison and Bruno rubbed shoulders with the stars ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Alison even posed with a selfie with the race’s eventual winner, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton and third place, Max Verstappen.

Dando uma volta pelos boxes e encontramos com Max @maxverstappen1. Gente boa! E olha o @lucarelli8 pegando carona na foto! @redbullbr #GPBrasilF12016

See this Instagram photo by @alison_brunoschmidt * 1,717 likes

🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 #F1 #hamilton 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

See this Instagram photo by @alisoncerutti * 2,859 likes

Turning our attention back to beach volleyball, new Swiss team on the block Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich were in a happy mood after completing their first week of training since becoming a new partnership.

Anouk Vergé-Dépré on Twitter

first week in the sand ✔️ #preseason #soremuscles #traineatsleeprepeat #TeamJoaNouk

It seems more and more of the legendary athletes of the World Tour are back among training ahead of the 2017 season.

In the case of Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals champion Laura Ludwig, she got her first touch of a volleyball while doing this photoshoot…

LauraLudwig on Twitter

First time touching the ball after holiday🤗 feels not to bad! Being most outstanding player 2016 is special!I feel honored!Thanks a lot😃 https://t.co/bnfkMAHmyR

Meanwhile, Austria’s Clemens Doppler, who won silver back at the Poreč Major, had a battle on his hands in the ring as his training regime’s next stop took him for a sparring session at his local boxing club.

Clemens Doppler | Facebook

Vorbereitung auf das teaminterne Sparring. Karten gibt's noch im Vorverkauf! :)

Now we all know that being a beach volleyball player isn’t all sunshine and sand. I mean, yes it is MOST of the time, but being away from home on tour for most of the year can be difficult.

For Czech sensation Marketa Slukova, her Instagram post summed up one of the many issues players face…some out of date medicine!

To je tak, když jste 300 dní v roce na cestách a nemáte čas si probrat domácí lékárnu..no a pak tam nemají být poklady z roku 2009🙈Ty vyschlé kapky do nosu z roku 2004 snad ani nestojí za řeč, nee?⛑😂 This happens when you travel 300 days out of 365 and you don't have time to sort out you home pharmacy..I found some treasures with expiration date june 2009‼️😂 Dried nose drops from 2004 are not even worth mentioning, right😊? #upsss #mybad #doctor #zhor #pharmacy #tobudetaknadvěhoďky #pořádek #cleaning #offseasonduties

See this Instagram photo by @marketa_slukova * 583 likes

Keeping with the beach volleyball theme, we recently spoke to Nadine Zumkehr about her retirement – and that led to one of the sport’s heroes paying tribute to the Swiss star.

Kerri Walsh Jennings on Twitter

Huge congratulations on a fantastic season & on a wonderful career @NadineZumkehr ❤️ it was always pleasure .... on & off the court ❤️🙏❤️ https://t.co/OmMhrHPBN3

Nadine was voted most inspirational in the FIVB’s end-of-season awards but Italy’s Daniele Lupo shared his delight of winning an award for best attitude in his homeland. Well done Daniele!

Grazie milleeee per il premio....:) winning attitude awards 2016!! 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻✌🏻️💪🏻💪🏻

See this Instagram photo by @danieledlupo * 943 likes

Annnnnnnnnnnd finally…it can be difficult for some of our taller beach volleyball stars in everyday life. Usually it involves transport – and usually a lack of legroom on various modes of transport. However, for Phil Dalhausser, the giant 6ft 9in American legend found a trip to Disneyland wonderful and painful in equal measure!

It's a Small World.....literally when you're 6'9, it is a very small world. Kids loved it...daddy's knees, not so much. #tallpeopleproblems #anythingforthem @oakley @redbull @rapidforcephs @66audio

See this Instagram photo by @phildalhausser

Keep smiling Phil!

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