2019-05-17 02:34:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

The week in the sands of the world

Christian Sørum and Anders Mol won a silver medal in Itapema last season (Photocredit: FIVB)Christian Sørum and Anders Mol won a silver medal in Itapema last season (Photocredit: FIVB)

Busy. That’s probably the best word to describe the weekend just in front of us. But if you are a true beach volleyball fan, great would most likely work too.

That’s because there is no shortage of tournaments happening around the globe in the next few days and your weekly column Beach Shorts is here to gladly keep you updated on each of them.

Check us back on Monday for a detailed recap of all that’s happening over the weekend, but until there, enjoy it!

World Tour in South America and Europe

You already know all you need about the four-star event that is taking place at Itapema, Brazil, right? But that’s not all the World Tour has going on this week as the Turkish city of Aydin is also hosting a one-star tournament, which attracted some important European teams, such as World Championships wildcards Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati of Italy and Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter of Germany and Youth Olympic champions David Ahman/Jonatan Hellvig of Sweden and Maria Voronina/Mariia Bocharova of Russia.

Aydin is hosting some of the best beach volleyball players in Europe this week (Photocredit: FIVB)Aydin is hosting some of the best beach volleyball players in Europe this week (Photocredit: FIVB)

National tours galore in Europe

With the summer approaching, several of the top European national tours are at full pace in the continent. This week, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands will all have events on their home soil. The Swiss one, held in Geneva, is the first of the 2019 season while the tournaments in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Heerlen, the Netherlands, are both the second in those countries.

Wer ist heiss auf Düsseldorf? Die Meldeliste für den zweiten Tourstopp ➡️ Link im Profil! #TbTDuesseldorf #TechnikerBeachTour #BeachVolleyball Bezahlte Partnerschaft mit @maxxisreifen

326 Likes, 3 Comments - Die Techniker Beach Tour (@technikerbeachtour) on Instagram: "Wer ist heiss auf Düsseldorf? Die Meldeliste für den zweiten Tourstopp ➡️ Link im Profil!..."

American AVP heads to Austin

After starting its season just two weeks ago in California, the American AVP heads to Texas this week as Austin will stage the second event of 2019. Some of the country’s top teams skipped the event in Itapema to compete home this week, including Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb, Jeremy Casebeer/Chaim Schalk, Emily Day/Betsi Flint and Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango.

Here is your 1 seed heading into the #AVP2019 Austin Open! @EmDay6 with the late block and @BetsiFlint follows it up with an ♠⠀ Who do you think will be giving them a run for their money when Main Draw action kicks off on Friday? #BeachMode

1,797 Likes, 5 Comments - AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (@avpbeach) on Instagram: "Here is your 1 seed heading into the #AVP2019 Austin Open! @EmDay6 with the late block and..."

Social Media: A soon-to-be mom

Last Sunday most of the world celebrated Mother’s Day and the club is about to get a new member as former Czech beach volleyball Kristyna Kolocova is getting closer to give birth to her first son. How cool does she look now?

Focení pro @isportcz aneb snaha o to vypadat sportovně i s balónem v břiše 😊😉 #tehotenstvi #37tt #brisko #balon #sport #sportovec #drina #miminko #maminka #2v1 @little_angel_cz @advance.training

495 Likes, 7 Comments - Kristýna Hoidarová Kolocová (@kristyna.kiki) on Instagram: "Focení pro @isportcz aneb snaha o to vypadat sportovně i s balónem v břiše 😊😉 #tehotenstvi #37tt..."

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