The Slimy Line

I originally started thinking a lot about the short line shot, or “slimy line” as it’s often called, while I was watching Todd Rogers play in Klagenfurt. Since then I have see it used more and more. Nowadays I think it’s pretty much an essential part of any high level players side out game. I…

A quick tip for server reception

As a general rule of thumb, and assuming that you are starting in a good position for receiving serve, if you are ducking out of the way of the ball, then the ball is more than likely going to land in. You should never duck under a ball and let it travel over you head….

Who’s who at the Mens World Championships

The field is wide open for this years Mens beach Volleyball World Championship! It’s been an interesting two years since the last WC, with a lot of teams changing partners, and a lot of different teams winning Grand Slam medals. This is partly due to the Brasilians not being as consistent as they have been…

Season 2015 and Olympic Qualification

So here we go again, for another season of Beach Volleyball! This season will be a little more exciting than the last two as we get into the guts of the Olympic qualification period. Needless to say, the standard will jump up a notch. I think we will see the Brasilians finally settling down and…

Beach Volleyball fitness session with Xandi Huber

This is a pretty tough beach volleyball fitness routine that combines speed, endurance and skill work. Xandi Huber is a back court player, and his game relies on his speed, agility and ball control, so this session is perfect for maximising his strengths. This routine, as with all his beach volleyball fitness programs were created…