2018-03-30 07:10:00 CET

Getting ready for the Games

With the Commonwealth Games set to start in nine days, beach volleyball athletes are enjoying their times in Australia

Beach volleyball is set to make its debut in the Commonwealth Games as 24 teams from 16 countries will compete in the 2018 edition of the event in Australia – and we will also be there, bringing all the information to you!

With the tournament set to begin next Friday, April 6, several teams have already landed in the Gold Coast. Curious to see what they are doing before they start serving, spiking and digging? Don’t worry, we got you covered!

Scotland’s Lynne Beattie and Melissa Coutts, who spent part of their preparation training in a barn, had a pretty wild welcome, with koalas, snakes and aboriginals meeting them in the airport.

What a welcome to Australia! Thanks @sunshinecoastcouncil for a fun filled warm welcome to @team_scotland This is going to be a great environment to prepare for the Games @gc2018 #sunshinecoast #koalas #snakes #boomerangs #beaches #gym #pool #readytogo

73 Likes, 2 Comments - Beattie/Coutts (@beattie_coutts) on Instagram: "What a welcome to Australia! Thanks @sunshinecoastcouncil for a fun filled warm welcome to..."

Rwanda’s Denyse Mutatsimpundu also registered her arrival and shared it on social media. The African, who participated on last year’s World Championships in Vienna, will represent her country with Charlotte Nzayisenga.

Commonwealth games 2018 in Australia

42 Likes, 14 Comments - denyse mutatsimpundu (@denysemutatsimpundu2) on Instagram: "Commonwealth games 2018 in Australia"

England’s Chris Gregory and his partner Jake Sheaf already found time to train in the Gold Coast. And watch out, the duo could be preparing some tactical innovation fort the Games.

BREAKING NEWS: In a last minute tactical move, I'll be taking on a new challenge playing defence for the #CommonwealthGames & 2018 season! #notreally #naaat #itwasin #dontshootonme #beachvolleyball 🏐 @gc2018 #TeamEngland #LionsDen #gc2018 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💥@officialteamengland 🦁

421 Likes, 5 Comments - Chris Gregory (@gbrchrisgregory) on Instagram: "BREAKING NEWS: In a last minute tactical move, I'll be taking on a new challenge playing defence..."

Their compatriots, Victoria Palmer and Jessica Grimson, are also putting up some work in the sands of Australia, but they saved some time for sightseeing.

The count down is on. 7days till the @2018_commonwealth_games starts. Thank you @officialteamengland for the amazing prep camp. South bank has been absolutely beautiful and I will never forget this week. #CommonwealthGames #startingtofeelreal #TeamEngland #brisbane #southbank #dreamdocometrue #beachvolleyball

81 Likes, 9 Comments - @vickypalmer08 on Instagram: "The count down is on. 7days till the @2018_commonwealth_games starts. Thank you..."

In the meantime, Canada’s Sam Pedlow, one half of his Sam Times Two partnership with Sam Schachter, is enjoying his day off in great fashion in the Athlete’s Village pool.

Off day! All the feels because the smoothie hut opened today! You know where you will find me for the rest of the week.... . . . . #beachvolleyball #beachvolley #volleyball #teamcanada #canada #weallplayforcanada #volleyballcanada #commonwealthgames2018 #commonwealthgames #gc2018 #australia #brisbane #goldcoast #commonwealth #thisisqueensland #sharethedream #qbr2018 #queensland #aussie #wearegoldcoast #coolangatta #wyapc

526 Likes, 47 Comments - Sam Pedlow (@pedlowsamuel) on Instagram: "Off day! All the feels because the smoothie hut opened today! You know where you will find me for..."

Enjoy, guys! 

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