2018-09-21 09:00:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Gstaad Major winners Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes will compete at Huntington Beach this weekendGstaad Major winners Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes will compete at Huntington Beach this weekend

Hello again, beach volleyball fans! How did your week go? The weekend is right around the corner and that means it’s time for Beach Shorts. We are about to enter what are supposed to be a couple of slow beach volleyball days, with nothing more than the King of Court series happening, but there are some off-the-court news we really want to share with you!

Join us and find out more about them!

Bring on 2019!

We usually add the 'in case you missed it' links at the end of Beach Shorts, however this week, if you did indeed miss it, then here's the news: we released the 2019 calendar earlier on Thursday. With the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships taking center stage, we will also be heading back to Fort Lauderdale, Gstaad and Vienna next year. What's more the international season is full of tournaments around the globe. Click here for a full run down of events next year!

Beach Volleyball Major Series on Twitter

Check out where we're heading in 2019 πŸ‘€ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή @FIVBBeach @FIVBVolleyball @USAVBeach @Volley_Austria @swissvolley @TeamGER_Volley https://t.co/jGUp7cJAHk

King of the Court ends in Huntington Beach

After events in Utrecht, Antwerp and Hawaii, the King of the Court series ends its inaugural season this weekend in Huntington Beach, California, where 40 men’s and women’s teams will fight for the final crowns in 2018 in the two-day event. There will be 22 American duos and 18 international tandems playing.

Last @kingofthecourtbeach tournament this weekend in Huntington Beach! Who will be crowned the last king?? πŸ‘‘ Come down and check it out this Saturday and Sunday! @yachakyerbamate @oakley #kingorout

2,404 Likes, 39 Comments - Taylor Crabb (@tcrabbs) on Instagram: "Last @kingofthecourtbeach tournament this weekend in Huntington Beach! Who will be crowned the last..."

Kolosinska gets married

Polish Olympian Kinga Kolosinska used the off-season break to give an important step on her personal life as the 28-year-old blocker got married last weekend in Lodz. Congratulations to the lovely couple!

Mr. & Mrs. Wojtasik πŸ’žπŸ’ž . . . #inlove #wedding #bride #groom #couplegoals #loveandmarriage #husband #wife #laurelle

746 Likes, 69 Comments - Kinga Kolosinska (@kinga_kolosinska) on Instagram: "Mr. & Mrs. Wojtasik πŸ’žπŸ’ž . . . #inlove #wedding #bride #groom #couplegoals #loveandmarriage #husband..."

Beach volleyball celebrates Olympic anniversary

This Friday is a meaningful date for beach volleyball as the sport celebrates the 25th anniversary of its inclusion in the Olympic program. It was on September 21, 1993 that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially approved the sport, which would make its Olympic debut three years later, in the Atlanta Games.

Beach volleyball was part of the Games for the sixth time in Rio 2016 (Photocredit: FIVB)Beach volleyball was part of the Games for the sixth time in Rio 2016 (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: A setting lesson by Lili

There are several different ways you can accurately set a volleyball and Brazilian Lili Maestrini added another option to the list. As you could expect, it’s very…well...Brazilian!

@rodolfomartinsvolei me pediu uma bola chutada. Eu fiz o que ele queria πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @ayofitnessclub @videosdetreino @treinofeminino @cbvolei @matheus.bandeira_ #treino #treinonaareia #futevolei #videooftheday #diversao #trabalho #saúde #lifestyle #nature #sky #sun #beauty #light #weather #day

153 Likes, 17 Comments - Lili Maestrini França (@lili_maestrini) on Instagram: "@rodolfomartinsvolei me pediu uma bola chutada. Eu fiz o que ele queria πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @ayofitnessclub..."

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Chinese tandem wins gold in Zhongwei

 

See you next week!

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