Take a volleyball, a net, and a group of people frolicking in the sand, and you have all the makings for fun in the sun -- as volleyball heads to the beach!
First invented in sunny California in the early 1920's, beach volleyball grew in popularity (at beaches ranging anywhere from Rio to Sydney) throughout the century when, in 1996. Olympic beach volleyball eventually made its debut at the Atlanta Summer Games.
Today, whether it's a friendly summer get-together among friends, or at an international competition with professional athletes, the rules of beach volleyball remain the same: get that ball over the net!
Around the Web, limber up with some of the best sites for finding
out more about the game, it's history, current tournaments, stars
of the volleyball scene and lots of video clips and great photo galleries...
FIVB - Beach Volleyball
- The International Volleyball Federation, the international governing body for volleyball, features an impressive beach volleyball section and a worldwide clearinghouse feature articles, tournament schedules, world tours and Olympic events, history and photos.
AVP - The official site of beach volleyball professionals offering breaking news and feature stories, photo gallery, upcoming events, player profiles and current standings, stats, message board, and fantasy beach volleyball.
Volleyball Sites on the WWW - The virtual Yahoo! of volleyball directories with links to every volleyball-related site in the U.S. and around the world, plus tool around the rest of the site for more on the Olympics, professional and beginner volleyball, history, photo galleries and more.
Beach Volleyball Database - Information central, with all the
latest updates, feature stories and upcoming tournaments, today in beach volleyball history, player awards, award winners and standings.
Beach Volleyball - Wikipedia - The complete overview with a history of the game, official rules and regulations, information on famous players, Olympic records, a guide to hand signals, related photos, references & resources.