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The basics of beach volleyball

 

Last updated 7/16/2018 at 10:40pm

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Regardless of its exact origins, beach volleyball began as a way for families to have fun at the beach. Volleyball was a diversion during the Great Depression, and a popular and inexpensive form of entertainment.

TEMECULA – Getting sand beneath one's toes takes on an entirely new meaning where beach volleyball is concerned. In fact, beach volleyball players spend much of their time getting up close and personal with sand while diving for balls and spiking across the net.

The precise origins of beach volleyball are not entirely known. Some accounts trace volleyball's origins to 1915 in Hawaii, well after the indoor game originated in Massachusetts. But others insist beach volleyball began in Santa Monica, in the early 1920s.

Regardless of its exact origins, beach volleyball began as a way for fam...



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