Just because you’re on vacation at the beach doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising. Fortunately, it is possible to practice several sports at the beach without investing a lot in equipment. Beach volleyball, for example. This sport, derived from classic volleyball, is played on the beach and with a smaller number of players. Why is beach volleyball one of the most popular sports played during the summer holidays?
Beach volleyball, a sport for the whole family
The biggest advantage of beach volleyball is that it is very easy to practice. Indeed, it does not require a very high level of skill from the players and the rules are easy to understand. As a general rule, the number of touches on the ball is limited to two, with one touch to control the ball and another to pass to a teammate. In addition to this, it is not allowed to catch the ball and hold it in one’s hands. Moreover, the number of players is not really limited, you just need to have at least two players in each team. Beach volleyball can be a very physical sport, this is due to the condition of the field on which it is played. Indeed, moving on the sand makes the leg muscles work more intensely. Its practice therefore combines fun with physical exercise, to the delight of the whole family.
The necessary equipment for the practice of Beach Volleyball
The practice of this sport does not require special equipment. Indeed, this sport is practiced in beachwear, with bare feet. All you need is a volleyball and a field with a net. Fortunately, its success has meant that most beaches offer fields with a pre-installed net. However, it is still advisable to find out about the availability of beach volleyball courts before booking your vacation destination. The ball can be purchased in most sports shops. In addition to the ball, it may be necessary to have a t-shirt with long sleeves to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Finally, don’t forget to have a bottle of water nearby for regular hydration.
Playing sports and having fun during the holidays
In addition to beach volleyball, it is possible to practice several other sports at the beach. This is for example the case of Beach soccer, an alternative to classic football with a limited number of players. It is also possible to do the usual holiday activities, such as Frisbee or swimming. These sports have the advantage of not requiring the purchase of expensive equipment and are accessible to young and old alike.