Beach volleyball originates from indoor volleyball. It’s thought that the first beach volleyball game took place on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii in 1915. The popularity of the sport grew throughout the following decades. Today, it’s an internationally recognized sport with its own international governing body, the FIVB.
Essentially, beach volleyball is played by two teams with two players on a sandy court with a net in between. The objective is to get the ball over the net and land in the opposing team’s court. Only three touches are allowed before the ball must be sent over the net. With simple rules, beach volleyball has quickly become a popular sport for various activity levels, as well as a fun spectator sport in person and on T.V.
For athletes to become successful in beach volleyball, they must learn to master various skills, including passing, spiking, setting, blocking, digging, and serving. Mentally, athletes’ must be quick on their feet and quick to make decisions in the moment.