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History of

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball started out in California as a pastime. Due to its popular appeal, it developed into a thriving professional sport.

Family Fun

Beach volleyball first appeared in the early 1920s in Santa Monica, California. Then what started out as just some family fun became a sport spreading rapidly across the world. By the 1930s, the game had reached countries like Czechoslovakia, Latvia and Bulgaria.

Depression-free

Interestingly, beach volleyball really took off in the United States during the 1930s, perhaps as a little relief from the Great Depression. The first official two-man tournament took place in 1947, and the first beach volleyball circuit, involving hundreds of players and five California beaches, began in the 1950s.