2018-09-14 11:00:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Thank God it’s Friday, beach volleyball fans! Another working week comes to an end, so it’s time to focus all our energy to our beloved sport as tournaments and news pop up around the globe. We got you covered with all that’s happening, so join us and get all the information you need to prepare for the weekend!
Brazilian Tour to start in Palmas
The 2018-2019 season of the Brazilian Tour kicks off this weekend in the city of Palmas, Tocantins, in the North of the country. Some of the country’s top teams, such as Evandro Gonçalves/Vitor Felipe, Alison Cerutti/André Loyola, Bárbara Seixas/Fernanda Berti and Ana Patrícia Ramos/Rebecca Silva are set to compete for the first titles of the new season.
World Tour resumes in China
After a one-week break, the World Tour resumes with a women-only two-star tournament in Zhongwei, China. The main attraction of the tournament, which counts on the Olympic race for Tokyo 2020, is the return of Chinese Olympic medalist Chen Xue, who has been sidelined since last year’s World Championships healing her right shoulder.
King of the Court in Hawaii
After a pair of events in Europe last week, the King of the Court heads to Hawaii with 30 teams, including 13 Americans, and women competing for the crown for the first time in island of Waikiki. Tandems from 11 nations will play this weekend.
Practice sesh at @outriggervolleyball with Norway and Latvia getting ready for the @avpbeach & @kingofthecourtbeach this weekend 🤙🏾
1,275 Likes, 26 Comments - Trevor Crabb (@kingcrabb808) on Instagram: "Practice sesh at @outriggervolleyball with Norway and Latvia getting ready for the @avpbeach &..."
Social Media: What was that, Alex Horst?
Speaking about the King of the Court, Austrian star Alexander Horst made an unbelievable play in the event last week. We won’t even dare explaining it to you, do yourself a favor and watch it.
Did it again-this time scored!! Play of the day,week, month,....🤙🤙🤙 #dopplerhorst #kingofthecourtbeach
1,369 Likes, 79 Comments - AlexHorst (@alexhorst10) on Instagram: "Did it again-this time scored!! Play of the day,week, month,....🤙🤙🤙 #dopplerhorst..."
In case you missed it
See you next Friday!
Graudina and Kravcenoka plan on expanding their continental domination to the World Tour
The Canadians won the World Championships final rematch to top the Manhattan Beach Open
Swiss Heidrich and Vergé-Dépré could finally celebrate a title together in Moscow
The week in the sands of the world