By Andy J. Gordon In October 2018, a new company partnered with the international volleyball federation (FIVB) to bring many of the world’s best beach volleyball [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
For the first time in 2011, it felt like the glory days of professional beach volleyball. The Manhattan Beach Open, the sport’s most prominent event in the United States, and maybe the world, took place before enthusiastic crowds on a beautiful, late August weekend. The United States Volleyball Association, with expert production from IMG Action Sports, and flagship sponsorship from Jose Cuervo, put on a successful, fun, and exciting tournament.