The second event of the 2017 AVP professional beach volleyball tour will be the Austin Open in Austin, Texas.
Here's What To Take Away From The 2017 AVP Austin Open
May 22, 2017The 2017 AVP Austin Open marked the first time the pro beach volleyball tour had been back to the capital of Texas since 2005. From a local Texas team making it into the main draw to indoor Olympian Reid Priddy recording a career-high fifth-place finish, Austin was full of excitement for players and spectators alike this past week.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About The AVP Austin Open
May 17, 2017The AVP's second stop of the 2017 takes place in Austin, Texas, on May 18-21. Here are fun facts about the tournament to get you pumped up for the weekend's pro beach volleyball action.
AVP Austin Qualifier Teams You Should Get To Know
May 16, 2017The AVP is finally returning to Austin, Texas, after 12 years away, but before the Olympians and tour regulars take the sand on Friday, local players will mix with California up-and-comers and former college stars in the qualifier. Only four teams per gender make it into the main draw, and with 66 pairs signed up for the men's qualifier and 38 pairs in the women's qualifier, it's going to be a long slog to make it to Friday.
AVP Austin Open Entry List Now Available
May 15, 2017The 2017 AVP Austin Open marks the first time in 12 years that the domestic beach volleyball tour has visited the Texas capitol. Evidently, the local beach volleyball players have been dying for a chance to test their skills against the best, as the qualifier for the Austin Open is packed! As such, the qualifier will be played at the main event site, Krieg Fields in East Austin, and at Aussies, a beach volleyball venue in Downtown Austin.
AVP Player Contract Requires Exclusivity, Four-Year Commitment
May 1, 2017In 2013, the United States' two major professional beach volleyball tours, the Association of Volleyball Professionals and the National Volleyball League, butted heads over player contracts that prevented athletes from playing in both organizations' events. Four years later, player contracts are on every beach volleyball player's and fan's mind again, as the AVP has required players to sign a four-year exclusivity contract in order to compete on the 2017 tour.
AVP To Continue Use Of Experimental Rule Changes In 2017
May 1, 2017In an email to players signed up for the Association of Volleyball Professionals' Huntington Beach Open on May 4-7, the AVP revealed it will continue the use of two rule changes it first implemented at the 2016 Chicago Open.