Beach Volleyball

Qatar uturns on bikini ban at upcoming FIVB World Tour event

On Sunday two giants of the FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball World Tour, Karla Borger and Julie Sude, German Pro Beach Volleyball Players, stated on radio station Deutschlandfunk that they intended to boycott the upcoming Katara Beach Volleyball Cup, a World Tour event in Qatar following all female players at the event being informed they were required to wear shirts and long trousers rather than the standard bikini uniform, which the world beach volleyball federation claimed was out of respect for the culture and traditions of the host country. Borger stated on the German radio station, Deutschlandfunk ‘We are there to do our job, but we are being prevented from wearing our work clothes. “This is really the only country and the only tournament where a government tells us how to do our job — we are criticising that.” Borger said that they would normally be

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Beach Soccer

New Beach Sports Facility for Jacksonville, FL

A new beach sports facility, “Sports Edge Beach” is set for opening this spring in Jacksonville, FL. The new facility will give the St John’s County community something to look forward to after what has been a difficult 12 months due to Covid-19, however amidst some setback’s due to the Coronavirus pandemic the facility is set to open in the next few months. This fantastic facility which at 40,000 sq ft, will be the largest beach sports complex in North East Florida once complete and will be home to 10 beach volleyball courts which can be stripped of equipment to give way to a number of beach soccer pitches. The facility are planning to run an extensive programme aimed at young and old, beginners to elite athletes in a wide range of beach sports, including beach volleyball and beach soccer. The completion of Sports Edge

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Beach Tennis

Spanish pair take ITF Beach Tennis Title in Nox Beach Tennis Open

It was an all Spanish affair at the Women’s finals of the Nox Beach Tennis Open BT50 on February 13th.  Spanish Beach Tennis Doubles team, Adriadna Costa Graell and Eva Fernandez Palos, beat fellow Spaniards and 4th seeds, Carolina Miranda Naranjo and Anely Ruiz Campos at the event on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The victory has seen Graell’s ITF world ranking climb 636 places to 260 whilst Palos remains at 22. Due to the global covid pandemic, the Gran Canaria events were the sole ITF competition’s in the February schedule, but credit must go to the organisers that still managed to field a draw of 15 on the day despite the restrictions. Photo Credit: MrWearables

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