Dear Beach Volleyball Community


So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.


Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.


We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.


My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:


Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!


Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series

2016-09-26 10:53:00 CEST

Family time for Nick and Phil

Sometimes there are more important things in life than beach volleyball

These two are looking forward to spending some much-needed time with their families. Photocredit: Mihai Stetcu.These two are looking forward to spending some much-needed time with their families. Photocredit: Mihai Stetcu.

After a long, hard and successful season on the sand, legendary beach volleyball hero Phil Dalhausser is looking forward to spending time with his family.

The 37-year-old and his teammate Nick Lucena have enjoyed a fine season with the smart Major Hamburg triumph one such highlight of a long campaign which has seen them net four gold medals.

With a further three silvers and a bronze in the bag, the American duo go into the off-season in good spirits but it’s the time away from home that is always hardest.

“Every time I go away the harder it gets,” Phil told us at the Swatch World Tour Finals in Canada after the quarterfinal exit to fellow Americans Hyden/Bourne. “I’ll spend a few months with the kids and catch up with them.

“But it’s tough to think the amount we’ve played and it’s bittersweet that the season’s over but I can relax and spend some time with the kids.

“It’s been a long one, I think since August last year we’ve played on 26 or 27 tournaments in 13 months, which is a lot – that’s almost a tournament a week, that’s a lot of volleyball.

“We’ll come back next year, stronger – if that’s possible at 37, and see what happens. But we have a good group, a good coach and good chemistry and it’s been a good run and we’ve done well.”

Nick added: “Oh my god it’ll be good to be with my wife and son who I’ve barely seen in the last 14 months. Being away from your family is for sure the hardest part of the job – but that’s what we’ve got to do and I’m thankful I am able to make a living out of this sport.”

Enjoy that well-earned break, boys and see you next season!

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