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Stop sitting on the sidelines and start playing volleyball! This popular beach activity is a great way to turn your pool day into an intense workout. Sand volleyball carries all the same health benefits as its indoor cousin, and adds a few of its own, thanks to the unique qualities of a sand court. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of sand volleyball.

Anyone can
do it!

Any age, size, shape or fitness level can be good and have fun playing beach volleyball.

Burn Calories and Fat

Studies have shown that playing 60 minutes of beach volleyball can burn up to 500 calories.

Improves Tone of Muscles

Multiple research studies show that the body works more vigorously in response to the resistance created by sand.

Fun and fit

Rather than spend time on a treadmill or at the gym you can enjoy having fun playing beach volleyball while staying fit at the same time.

Increases Aerobic Activity

A 20 minute slow paced game of volleyball or a 12 minute fast paced game expends the same amount of energy as running a mile.

Make New Friends

When you play beach volleyball you become part of a community of healthy, like minded individuals. The small court along with teams of 2s, 4s and 6s provide lots of laughter and conversation with teammates and opponents.

A Social Sport

Whether you are playing in teams of 2’s, 4’s, 6’s or anything in between, beach volleyball is one of the most social sports to play and requires good communication between you and your teammate(s).

Improves Performance in Other Sports

The sand shifts under your feet which challenges your muscles to maintain stability, helping condition and strengthen for other sports.   

Improves Interpersonal Skills

Beach volleyball requires that teammates work cooperatively, and at a fast pace, which transfers well to other life situations.

Safer in
the Sand

Beach volleyball is one of the safest sports to play due to playing on the ‘forgiving’ sand.

Mood Booster and Success Motivator

Your involvement in beach volleyball can improve your mood and self confidence, reduce stress and encourage pride in your accomplishments.

More Time Outdoors

Playing the sport is a great reason to spend time outside while getting some of the best and safest sport exercise available.


AVP Academy, 'The Benefits of Playing Beach Volleyball, circa Sep 18, 2018

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