The formation history of beach volleyball (Part 3)

That debut match, Pablo Johnson and Bill Brothers still won, and the joy from the process that the quartet received was so great that the boys decided to play exactly two of the two. Gradually, the advantage of the new format was appreciated by other “beach people”.

And Johnson, seemingly a reward for his ingenuity, has become one of the best players in history. He performed with many partners at the highest level until he was 63 years old, but won one of the first major victories (in the championship of the sports club in Santa Monica) in 1931 with with Clarence Krabbe, another legend (like Kahanamoku) about swimming the world.

A year later, Krabbe won the Olympic gold medal at a distance of 400 meters of freedom, and became the author of a series of world records at six different distances, and not without success, he competed with Johnny Weissmuller. Great for the title of first actor among swimmers.

Beach volleyball is a sport between two teams with two members, with the original rules of traditional volleyball, and has been an Olympic sport since 1996.

Like a traditional indoor volleyball, the main task of an athlete’s game is to bring the ball through the net and finish it in the opposite court, while also blocking the same task from the opponent. Each team is allowed to touch the ball 3 times to get the ball through the court to attack.

A kick starts with a tee shot – taken behind the goal line, the ball goes over the net and is in the opponent’s court. The ball ends when the ball hits the court of a team; fly out of the court line or not pass the opponent’s court properly (put the ball under the net, the ball touches the limit, touch the net or pass the ball to the other side after 4 or more touches of the ball).

The team that took the previous goal kick will be allowed to serve. 4 players took turns teeing off during the match.

Beach volleyball was first known in southern California, USA, and has now been popular around the world.

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.