Volleyball, A Brief History

Thats the best picture of volleyball.Credits to the photographer


In 1920, new jetties in Santa Monica, California created a large sandy area, planting the seed for beach volleyball development in that region. In 1930, while waiting for players to show up for a six-man game, they decided to try playing with only the two people present. The game was forever changed. As in indoor volleyball, there are several basic skills: serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging.

Beach volleyball is fundamentally similar to indoor volleyball, however there are 10 major differences between them: from playing surface, to a slight court dimension difference. Teams switch sides every 7 points instead of at the end of each game.

In 1948 the first tournament to offer a prize (a case of Pepsi) was held in Los Angeles, California.The first professional beach volleyball tournament was in 1976, at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, California. The event was organized by David Wilk…

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