Have you ever thought about giving beach volleyball a try, but felt too intimidated? Well, we are here to help you think otherwise. Beach volleyball is more than just a sport; it can be a way of life for some people and there are good reasons why!
Here are some of the top reasons why you should try your hand at beach volleyball.
1. The sand is giving
The sand is soft, so it allows you to do things you probably would not want to do indoors unless you are a high-level indoor volleyball player. The sand makes it easier and less intimidating to dive and to try things you might not be willing to attempt indoors. While getting sand in your eyes is no picnic, you will appreciate the fact that the sport is pretty low impact due to the forgiving nature of the sand.
2. It’s a great workout
It doesn’t matter what level you play at; volleyball is a sport that will keep you moving. In fact, you will be moving a lot! Start playing a few hours a week and you’re sure to notice a good change in your body. There’s no better way to get into shape, as it also helps improve your reflexes, strength as well as your coordination.
3. There isn’t a lot of gear
It’s not like hockey, where you carry around a bag that is big enough for a person to fit in, and throw out your back before you even get a chance to play. Beach volleyball saves your back, as the only thing you really need is a ball and a net. Most courts already have a net installed, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about. If you play pickup with a group of people, you may not even need to bring a ball! Then, all you need is your essentials, such as a towel, clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, and a snack. However, all these items can easily fit into a book bag or handbag.
4. It’s one of the least expensive sports
One of the other benefits of the lack of gear is that it makes the game very cheap to play. Beach volleyball isn’t a “classist” sport, as it does not cater to only those who have money. Beach volleyball is available to anyone who is interested in trying out this amazing sport!
5. Anyone can play
It doesn’t matter who you are, anyone can try their hand at beach volleyball. You could be tall, short, thin, or stout, no one is exempt from playing this amazing sport. Because of the limited amount of gear and the cost-effectiveness of the sport, this really opens the doors for anyone who is interested in playing.
6. It’s a LOT of fun
Nature + Friends + Exercise = lots of fun to be had! There is no better way to stay in shape.
7. You get to be outside
There’s nothing better than getting exercise with friends outside in the elements. If your court is on the beach, you get to enjoy all the sights and sounds the beach has to offer. If you play on a sand court in a park somewhere, you can still enjoy the beautiful sky. It’s an excellent combination – playing a sport that combines fun and exercise, all under a big beautiful blue sky.
8. It’s a social game
Playing beach volleyball is a social sport, mainly due to the small court size and small team size. Beach volleyball players are typically very social people, who love to make new friends. The “intimacy” of the sport allows for conversation and laughs with your teammate and opponents.