- Category: Around the World of Volleyball
Beach volleyball is perhaps unique in that the women’s game is a bigger draw than men’s.
Not that the women’s version is ultra-competitive, but rather the players are obliged by the sport’s ruling constitution’s stipulation that the bottom half of the female competitors’ kit can feature “no more than 6cm of cloth at the hip.”
It adheres to the universal truism than sex sells and in beach volleyball there is a lot of sex to sell. This has always been a sport associated with having a good time. A decade or so after volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G Morgan, the physical director of the Holyoke YMCA in Massachusetts, nets were erected on the shorefront of Hawaii.