The formation history of beach volleyball (Part 2)

Despite his sincere love for the elements of the sea, at one point, he got tired of swimming and wanted to play sports on the mainland. One of the leaders of the Outrigger Beach & Canoe Club, the famous swimming coach George David Center, helped Duke and his friends find a beach lesson.

In 1915, for entertainment, he bought some volleyball and nets and with the help of Kahanamoku and his friends, adjusted indoor games with beach conditions. The venue (and of course, of all the senses of a friendly match) is considered to be the native of Duke Waikiki beach in Honolulu (Hawaii). The first battles, however, in classic format – six-six hours.

In the early 1920s, after Kahanamoku, a new version of volleyball moved to California, on the beaches of Santa Monica. At the time, Duke participated in swimming and water polo competitions for Los Angeles sports club teams, popular surfing, starring in Hollywood movies, but did not forget the ball game.

Furthermore, direct sand and sand volleyball quickly conquered the people of California, and by 1922, several beach clubs existed in Santa Monica. It is natural that very soon their members want to measure their strength and identify the best among the best. So in 1924 in California, the first beach volleyball tournament was held.

Of course, at that historic champion, the competition was held according to traditional rules. This event has helped reduce The quantitative and forever changing face of this sport. And the resourcefulness of Paul Pablo Johnson, one of the best classic volleyball players of the time. On one of the great summer days of 1930, Pablo wanted to play football with friends on Santa Monica beach.

One hassle – only three friends including Charles Conn, Bill Brothers and John Allen. Ignorance is clear. Johnson decided not to give up and persuaded his friends to split into two and play a full match on a quarter of the regular website.

They tried it – I liked it, just a little bit there and Johnson’s high growth gave him so many advantages. Therefore, we decided to play on all sites, and it quickly became clear that in this case, small but agile volleyball players compensate for their lack of growth by fast motion.