Dear Beach Volleyball Community

So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.

Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.

We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.

My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:

Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!

Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series

Play with your canine buddies!

07.04.2020 - Vienna, Austria

In times of quarantine and self-isolation, beach volleyball players found the cutest partners to help on their training

We showed here a few weeks ago how beach volleyball players were doing to remain active amid the coronavirus pandemic, remember? Some of them were fortunate enough to be quarantined with their coaches or even their partners, but others had to get creative to figure out who could help them on their practices.

So just think - outside of their husbands or wives and their kids, who else do they share their households with?

You’re right, their pets!

By now, you’ve probably heard about Kiara, right? If not, she’s Mathias Berntsen’s dog and an early candidate for the World Tour’s best setter award. She can pepper…

…and, most amazingly, play volleyball matches with the Beach Volley Viking. This video has been all over social media in the last few days and shows her unbelievable skills in the sport.

But she’s not the only dog to be helping their beloved humans these days. Australian star Mariafe Artacho needed a hand when she was doing her home work out a few days ago and guess who was there to give it?

Brazilian defender George Wanderley and his girlfriend and fellow beach volleyball pro Andressa Cavalcanti decided to pepper by the pool to break monotony these days and their dog made sure the drill was as challenging as possible.


Marque aquele seu amigo que sempre quer brincar mas ninguém nunca deixa ๐Ÿถ #fiqueemcasa

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After training is over, don't forget to stretch. And Italian Viktoria Orsi Toth was accompanied by stretching master Brumi on her mat.


And sometimes these lovely pets don’t even need to do anything to help. Don’t you think John John’s presence was super supportive to Vitor Felipe and his wife Natalia during their drills?


Matando um pouquinho da saudade que já estou de jogar, @natyytaveira @johnjohnborder ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™.

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