2018-06-21 15:46:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

The debut of the new team of Andre Loyola and Alison Cerutti highlights the Ostrava Open (Photocredit: FIVB)The debut of the new team of Andre Loyola and Alison Cerutti highlights the Ostrava Open (Photocredit: FIVB)

Hello, beach volleyball fans! Welcome to another edition of Beach Shorts! Our sport remains on a busy schedule with tournaments happening in several different locations and you’ll know all about it here! This was also a special week with a couple of beach volleyball stars celebrating their birthdays.

Join us and have a good read!

World Tour in Czech Republic, Singapore and Turkey

It’s a busy week in the World Tour with tournaments happening simultaneously in Ostrava, Czech Republic (four-star), Sentosa, Singapore (two-star) and Manavgat, Turkey (one-star). The venue at Ostrava is a unique one with beach volleyball courts built inside an abandoned factory in the city’s industrial park in the Vítkovice district. The debut of the new Brazilian teams of Alison Cerutti/Andre Loyola, Pedro Solberg/Bruno Schmidt and Evandro Goncalves/Vitor Felipe also highlight the tournament.

Ostrava Beach Open

Ostrava Beach Open, Vítkovice, Moravskolezský Kraj, Czech Republic. 2,504 likes · 2,301 talking about this. 20. - 24. 6. 2018, Ostrava

German and Dutch Tours keep rolling

The German and Dutch National Tours reach their third-straight week of competition with tournaments happening in Dusseldorf and Hereveen. In Germany, Olympic and world champion Kira Walkenhorst will play for the second time with Leonie Körtzinger since she recovered from shoulder and hip injuries.

smile 🙃 Vorfreude auf Düsseldorf! Am Freitag geht's los! #vorfreude #happy #guteschwingungen #goodvibesonly #noch2malschlafen #noch1malKraft #letsgo #ready #💪🏼

179 Likes, 1 Comments - Leonie Körtzinger (@koertzi) on Instagram: "smile 🙃 Vorfreude auf Düsseldorf! Am Freitag geht's los! #vorfreude #happy #guteschwingungen..."

Happy birthday, April and Agatha!

Two Olympic medalists from the Rio 2016 Games celebrate their birthdays this week. American star April Ross turned 36 last Wednesday while Brazilian standout Agatha Bednarczuk becomes 35 this Friday. Happy birthday, ladies!

Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and USA's April Ross both celebrated their birthdays during the weekBrazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and USA's April Ross both celebrated their birthdays during the week

Social Media: There’s no age for beach volleyball!

This adorable couple just showed us that there’s no age limit if you want to show your love for beach volleyball! Aren’t they amazing??

Elite Do Vôlei

O amor pelo voleibol não tem idade ❤🏐💪💭 #Adê

In case you missed it

The Swatch Gstaad Major’s entry lists are out for both women and men

American legends get the wildcards for Swiss Alps tournament

Australians McHugh and Schumann split after Commonwealth Games glory

Bruno wants his new team with Pedro to be “annoying”

 

See you guys next week!

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