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2016-09-06 13:29:00 CEST

Read the game like a ref!

Here’s a few ‘handy’ tips ahead of the #TorontoFinals

What does this signal mean? Find out below! Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler What does this signal mean? Find out below! Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler

Beach volleyball is a fast and furious game and we love it!

And often our attention is lost momentarily as our jaws drop in awe at a breathtaking rally or shock at a stunning third-set fightback.

However, there are times when we are left scratching our heads and wondering why the other team are celebrating after being awarded the point at the end of that magnificent rally instead.

Fear not! Because, in our never-ending quest to give you the lowdown on all things beach volleyball to ensure you aren’t stuck in a trance after your favorite team contests a disputed line call, here’s a handy guide to the referee signs you’ll expect to see at Polson Pier.

Familiarize yourself with these hand signals used by the referees during the #TorontoFinals. Photocredit: Swatch Major SeriesFamiliarize yourself with these hand signals used by the referees during the #TorontoFinals. Photocredit: Swatch Major Series

So, remember these signs before the action gets under way in Canada and you’ll be the coolest, most knowledgeable beach volleyball fan on the Center Court.

If you want to know more, click here for a full explanation of all the signs and what they mean.

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