Brazilian pair Pedro Solberg/Bruno Schmidt, which has its sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, have enlisted the help of a coach who has been there before, Leticia Pessoa. Pessoa has coached her previous charges to three Olympic silver medals.
Top international teams will compete in four iconic beach volleyball locations around the world for the King of the Court tiel, and with a total prize purse of US$ 450,000 and a new highly-coveted title at stake, play will be fast and furious.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is taking her commitment to making her p1440 volleyball tour, concert and wellness series an international affair one step further, as she will playing the inaugural event in San Jose with Swiss star Anouk Vergé-Dépré.
VolleyMob caught up with the Canadian duo Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson to talk about their standout year, the strength of Canadian beach volleyball and their new sponsorship deal with Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440.
The Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHOF) has announced its final group of 27 nominees, consisting of players and coaches that range from the 1940s to the 2000s, for 15 induction spots for the 2019 class.
Anders Mol (right) and Christian Sorum (left) won 3 of the 4 biggest World Tour events of the 2017-2018 season.
Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa is the 2018 FIVB World Tour Most Outstanding Player
After staying away from the sport for more than two years, Frenchman Edouard Rowlandson, now 30-years-old, decided to come back to to the game.
Sixty-four men’s teams and 36 women’s faced off in Thursday’s qualifying bracket trying to earn a spot in the AVP Chicago main draw. At the end of the day, Sarah Sponcil/Terese Cannon moved on in their first tournament together and Bruno Amorim/Skylar del Sol were the lone men’s team to make it through in straight sets.
Four pool winners were crowned for each gender on Thursday, setting up Friday’s Round of 12 and eventually the quarterfinal matches. Three Swiss women’s teams and three French men’s pairs were among those crowned at 2-0.