Dear Beach Volleyball Community

So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.

Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.

We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.

My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:

Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!

Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series

2017-12-27 13:41:00 CEST

Baby break for Ludwig in 2018

Bundle of joy on the way for Olympic champ next year

Olympic and World Champion golden girls Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst will not be playing together in 2018… because Laura’s expecting a baby!

Laura broke the news on the team’s Facebook page, where the 31-year-old explained that that the golden girls will take a break from the beach next season while Ludwig welcomes her new arrival.

Beachvolleyball-Olympiasieger Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst

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“There’s a little surprise from us after Christmas,” says Ludwig. “Morph and I are expecting a baby in June. Of course that means I will not be playing tournaments next year.

“A huge thank you to Kira who supported me from the beginning with my plan of the ‘baby break’.”

The heroes from Vienna in 2017 and the Copacabana in 2016 might not be playing together in 2018 but the German stars have already set their sights on defending their World and Olympic titles.

Ludwig added: “Nothing changes our sporting plans – I am keeping myself fit so that Kira and I can defend our titles in 2019 and 2020.”

Congratulations to Laura and Morph from everyone at the Beach Major Series.

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