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

5 ways to play during social distancing times

17.04.2020 - Vienna, Austria

Here are some tips from the pros if you want to remain active during your quarantine

We showed here a few weeks ago what you could do to remain active during these complicated social distancing times, remember? In the occasion, we took several tips from some of the best beach volleyball players about what they were doing to stay fit with no access to all the people and the equipment they normally have.

That certainly helped, but we believe it’s fair to assume most of you miss a real match or, at the very least, touching a ball, right? So we turned to the pros again for some advice and here are some of the most simple and creative solutions we were presented with.

Play with the wall

This is the easiest solution and probably a somewhat nostalgic one as pretty much every volleyball player spent countless hours playing with a wall in their youth to improve their skills. Brazilian Carol Salgado wasn’t shy to get back in time and get some valuable time with ball in the yard of her father’s house.


Mantendo o contato com essa bola que eu tanto amo! 😍

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Play with a moving target

If you read our first post, you probably remember that American April Ross used a wood board in her backyard to get her reps in. Her partner Alix Klineman wanted more and she decided to use a (poor) moving target to sharpen her skills in front of her garage. 

Play with…anything

The truth about volleyball is you can play with virtually anything, no matter where you are. American Amanda Dowdy, who’s spending some time in a ranch in Texas, didn’t think twice when saw that huge bulldozer parked in the property.

Play with someone on the balcony

Sometimes playing with inanimate things is not what you’re looking for and what you really want is to have a partner to pepper with. Don’t worry, the Swiss Vergé-Dépré sisters Anouk and Zoe got you. As you can see, you can keep social distancing and still play beach volleyball.

Be creative...

If you have a little bit of a Professor Gearloose in you, we’re sure you can come up with some creative solution to the problem. This Brazilian amateur player created this amazing machine, which allows hit to bump, set and spike in his own backyard.