Beach volleyball Facts
Volleyball played in a sand court
- Beach volleyball originated in the Santa Monica area of California and Hawaii in the 1920s.
- The first inter-club competitions were staged in 1924.
- It entered Europe in the 1930s.
- In the 1940s, doubles tournaments were being played on the beaches of Santa Monica for trophies.
- Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is the governing body for the sport.