2018-09-06 16:16:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Betschart and Hüberli came out on top in the Swiss TourBetschart and Hüberli came out on top in the Swiss Tour

Welcome back, beach volleyball fans! This is a unique week as for the first time since April there will be no World Tour events happening this weekend. But that doesn’t mean there’s no beach volleyball been played around the globe at all. There are some events going on in Europe, so join us to find out what you should be looking for in the next couple of days.

Betschart/Hüberli & Beeler/Krattiger Swiss champions

Bern hosted the final stop of the Swiss Tour and the teams of Nina Betschart/Tanja Hüberli and Nico Beeler/Marco Krattiger came out on top, winning the national titles. Betschart and Hüberli defeated Zoé Vergé-Dépré and Esmee Bobner in two sets (21-17, 21-17) in the final. In the men's gold medal match, Beeler and Krattiger posted a 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) victory over Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson. Congrats!

🏆🇨🇭Swiss Champion 2018 🇨🇭🏆 * * * * * Biig thanks to our families, friends, coaches, federation, medical team, sponsors, fans and everyone in involved in our sport 🙏🏽 #beachvolleyball #swisschampion #gold #bern 📸

313 Likes, 19 Comments - Marco Krattiger (@marcokrattiger) on Instagram: "🏆🇨🇭Swiss Champion 2018 🇨🇭🏆 * * * * * Biig thanks to our families, friends, coaches, federation,..."

King of the Court series kicks off in Utrecht

The King of the Court series, a new format of competition created in 2018, will kick off its four-event season with back-to-back tournaments in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Friday, and Antwerp, Belgium, on Saturday. Several Beach Major Series regulars, including World Tour Finals winners Anders Mols and Christian Sørum of Norway, Olympic champions Ricardo Santos and Bruno Schmidt of Brazil and Olympic medalist Alexander Brouwer of the Netherlands, will compete this week.

Cheer for our teams! These teams are gonna face each other in poule A, B & C in Utrecht. Who's gonna be KING and who's gonna be OUT? Tell us who's your favorite! 👑💥#kingofthecourt#KOTCglobal #Beachvolleyball #poules#AretheygonnabeKingorOut #beachvolleyball

193 Likes, 10 Comments - King Of The Court Crown Series (@kingofthecourtbeach) on Instagram: "Cheer for our teams! These teams are gonna face each other in poule A, B & C in Utrecht. Who's..."

A new coach for Pedro and Bruno

Brazilians Pedro Solberg and Bruno Schmidt, who joined forces back in May, will enter the 2018-2019 World Tour season with a new coach as the team is now working with the legendary Letícia Pessoa. A three-time Olympic silver medalist, the veteran Letícia coached Ágatha Bednarczuk and Duda Lisboa for the entire 2017 season until they parted ways last June. Good luck, guys!

Pedro and Bruno pose with their new coaching staffPedro and Bruno pose with their new coaching staff

Social Media: Salgados enjoy mini-vacation

With the World Tour season on a break, players are using the free time to do what they can’t during most of the year – hang out with their families. To the Salgado sisters Maria Clara and Carolina, that means been in a swimming pool in Rio de Janeiro with their two-year-old sons, Joaquim and Salvador. Seriously, could it get any better?

Domingão com os marrecos ❤️💦👶🏻☀️ @carol_solberg @pisalgado

289 Likes, 7 Comments - Maria Clara Salgado (@mariaclarasalgado) on Instagram: "Domingão com os marrecos ❤️💦👶🏻☀️ @carol_solberg @pisalgado"

 In case you missed it

Vikings dominate end-of-season awards

Duda is the youngest Most Outstanding Player

Russian top teams change their formations

National champions determined in Europe


See you next week!

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