Top beach volleyball players primed for 2nd Timeout Beach Series
The second Timeout Beach Series 2017, the Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Open, hosted for the third time at Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm will take place e on 6 and 7 May.
The event will have the following categories: 2-a-side Men’s, Ladies, Youth and Social and the deadline for entries is 4 May.
The event will see the top local beach volleyball athletes taking part, including the winners of the first Timeout Series event in April; Mixed Champions Rosi Hennes and Heiko Prior, U19’s World Championship participant Michi Böhringer and Michael Sickel returning to Namibia, from Cape Town, after gaining great experience participation on the South African National Beach Volleyball Circuit.
In 2015, Kalahari dune sand had been specially transported in to make three unique beach volleyball courts especially for this event. “It took the Schreiber family (Reinhold, Kirsten, Dennis & Damian) 3 months to prepare for this event, with tons of sand being transported from the nearby Kalahari dune” said James Verrinder, Tournament Director.
“This location was specially picked to complement the beach volleyball image; sun, sand and the great outdoors, which make this tournament one of the most unique beach volleyball tournament in the world,” Verrinder continued
In terms of sponsorship, Verrinder said, “We are very excited to welcome Interpack Consumable Manufacturers CC back as a loyal sponsor and supporter of beach volleyball in Namibia. We are humbled by their support and are looking forward to working with them again throughout the year. Tropizone Aqua has kindly sponsored N$7,500 for this tournament.
Meanwhile, the other Timeout Beach Volleyball Series 2017 dates are as follows: 1. Retirement Fund Solutions Winter Classic, 17 June at DTS Beach Arena 2. Interpack King & Queen of the Beach, 16 September at DTS Beach Arena 3. Fabupharm Swakop Masters, 4 -5 November at Mole Beach, Swakop 4. Namib Rage Events Beach Bash Volleyball, 22 December at Long Beach, Walvis Bay.