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Beach Volleyball

The game originated in Santa Monica, and has been an Olympic sport since 1996.


September 30, 2021

Mary Leipziger

Backs of a volleyball team

by David Ganezer

9/24: Last weekend, our photographer Mary Leipziger captured these photos of kids and adults playing beach volley ball on Santa Monica beach. The modern game originated on Santa Monica Beach. An annual tournament played in Ocean Park in August attracts players from around the world.

During the academic year, an after school program for kids called West Coast Beach Volleyball operates from 3-5 pm daily, says Mary.

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net, says Wikipedia.

Beach volleyball most likely originated...

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