By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters Stars from tennis and entertainment met for some fun in the desert at the 14th annual Desert Smash event held on March 6, 2017 at the La [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon For the fifth consecutive year, the white sand of Long Beach, Calif., was the site of the World Series of Beach Volleyball. That hugely [...]
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By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Less than one week after the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the American Olympic beach volleyball teams [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The most prestigious event in the USA for beach volleyball took place last weekend in front of a large and spirited crowd. On Sunday, July [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team concluded its weekend of hosting the FIVB World Grand Prix Pool E with a dominant [...]
By Andy J. Gordon The most popular and highest paid female professional tennis player in the world brought some of her friends to UCLA for a tennis exhibition. Maria [...]
By Andy J. Gordon The most prestigious event in the USA for beach volleyball took place this weekend in front of a loud and energetic crowd. On Sunday, August 16, 2015, two [...]
They don’t call it The Big Apple for nothing. New York City is known for being big, loud, crowded and brash. While there are many professional tennis events held throughout the year, the last of the four majors, the US Open, held in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York reflects the spirit of the City. It is the biggest, loudest, most crowded, most expensive and perhaps, most anticipated event among the worldwide tennis faithful.
Many consider the Manhattan Beach Open the crown jewel of the pro beach volleyball circuit. It has been held at this iconic beach since 1960, and each year’s winning team gets a plaque on the pier with bragging rights for all time. This year’s winners were Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal on the Men’s side and Kerri Walsh-Jennings/April Ross for the Women. Both teams have been dominant in the 2014 beach volleyball season so while their victories at Manhattan Beach were hard earned, they were definitely not unexpected.