Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm will be a hive of activity when the popular Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Beach Volleyball Open series gets underway in earnest this weekend.
The tourney will be contested in various categories such as 2-a-side men, ladies, youth boys (Under 18), youth girls (Under 18) and social adults.
“We are very excited to welcome Interpack Consumable Manufacturers CC back as a loyal sponsor and supporter of beach volleyball in Namibia,” reads a statement from the event organizers.
In total, Interpack will be sponsoring three of the five Timeout Beach Volleyball Series events this year. “We are humbled by their support and are looking forward to working with them again this year. Tropizone Aqua has kindly sponsored N$6 000 cash prize money.”
The Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Open, hosted for the second time at Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, sees top local beach volleyball athletes in action, including the winners of the first Timeout Series event in April, mixed experienced champions Carmen Curschmann and Jan-Eric Sack and mixed social winners Bentje and Freidja Mehnert.
Last year, Kalahari Dune Sand supplied special transport to make three unique beach volleyball courts especially for this event.
“It has taken the Schreiber family (Reinhold, Kirsten, Dennis and Damian) three months to prepare for this event, with tons of sand being transported from the nearby Kalahari dunes,” said James Verrinder, tournament director.
“This location was specially picked to complement the beach volleyball image – sun, sand and the great outdoors – which Namibia has to offer in spades,” Verrinder continued.
Timeout Beach Volleyball Series dates are as follows:
1. Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Open – 21 May – Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm
2. Word Press Namibia Winter Classic – 25 June – DTS Beach Arena, Windhoek
3. Interpack King & Queen – 17 September – DTS Beach Arena, Windhoek
4. Fabupharm Swakop Masters – 22 September – Mole Beach, Swakopmund.