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

Happy Easter from the beach!

13.04.2020 - Vienna, Austria

Here are the messages from your favorite players

It has been, just like pretty much everything in the world right now, a different Easter for all of us. Not being able to share such a special date with our beloved ones wasn’t easy, we agree, but even from home we could feel some good energy being spread all over the planet.

And even apart, your second family, the beach volleyball one, has made the day a little bit better for all of us with a wave of lovely messages celebrating Easter on social media.

 Here are some of them:

World ranking number one Christian Sørum sent a simple but touching message from Norway.


Happy easter everyone❤️🐣 #easter #stayhome #staypositive #togetherwearestronger @melanie_duchene_md

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From Switzerland, Joana Heidrich reminded us that even in an undesired situation, it was still possible to enjoy the day and have fun.

What can we say about Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins? The Latvians were really invested in sending their Easter message to the world, weren’t they?


Easter bunnies Aleksandrs and Janis wishing you a happy, peaceful and safe holidays! ♥️ #SAMSME

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Marketa Sluková and Barbora Hermannová of the Czech Republic also got (virtually) together to send their Easter greetings.


🐰🐣 Přejeme Vám Všem Hezké Velikonoce 🐣🐰 B&M 🤗

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American star Phil Dalhausser, well, the 2008 Beijing Olympic champion took advantage of the holiday to watch some beach volleyball, as we guess some of you also did, correct?


Round of 16 HAPPY EASTER!! 🐰

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Happy Easter!