MASTER BEACH VOLLEYBALL
An Olympic medallist’s three simple steps to rule the sands.
Yeah, the game is just for fun. But feel free to dominate
DIG IT, BABY Go for the ball low, and keep your legs bent, says Olympic silver medalist Jennifer Kessy. Dig it toward the centre of your side of the court, where your teammates are likely loitering.
SET SMARTLY You’re not playing with Olympians, so keep your sets low and within reach of mere mortals. Remember: face where you want the ball to go, not where your teammate is.
SPIKE PRECISELY Jump using both feet, swinging your arms for lift. Resist the urge to crush the ball; soft shots to empty spots on your opponent’s side are killer, especially if your rivals have been drinking.