Beach Volleyball

The Diu Beach Games in India features the spirited participation of 16 teams in both women's and men's categories in beach volleyball. This event has become a focal point for enthusiasts, drawing attention to the dynamic and growing nature of beach volleyball in the country. The festival provides a platform for dedicated players to showcase their skills and passion for the sport in the stunning backdrop of Diu's picturesque beach. As the event gains momentum, it contributes significantly to the promotion of beach volleyball, fostering a sense of community and excitement around this thrilling sport in the region.

Olympic beach volleyball is a team sport played by two players on each side of a sand court divided by a net. The objective of the game is to hit the ball – with hands or arms only – over the net into the opponents’ court until the other side is unable to return the ball or the ball heads outside of the court lines. Each rally secures one point.

Beach volleyball is a variant of the indoor version, invented in 1895 by American gym teacher William G Morgan. The first recorded game of beach volleyball was at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii in 1915, when coach and club captain George Center set up a net on the sand and brought out a volleyball to entertain the club members on a day when there was no surf. The modern two-player game originated in Santa Monica, California in 1920 when a large sandy recreational area, created for public enjoyment, sowed the seed for beach volleyball.