Setting Basicsby Tristan Boyd
Setting a beach volleyball is one of the most important skills in the sport. Many beginner and intermediate level beach volleyball players never learn one of the most important components of the skill.
My name is Tristan Boyd. I am a professional beach Volleyball coach. These days I am lucky enough to be coaching an amazingly talented Austrian beach volleyball team; Huber/Seidl. As a professional beach volleyball player myself I was not a huge success. But while I never made a good living from beach volleyball, for one season I had the most lucrative beach volleyball sponsorship deal in Australia. I never managed to qualify for a World tour main draw, but came within a few points (losing in the final round to Blanton/ Fonoimoana a few months before they won a gold medal in Sydney). I have never been a beach volleyball National Champion but I have won a couple of National tour events and have finished seasons in 2nd and 3rd positions in two different countries, and most importantly, I have had a lot of fun, I have learnt a lot along the way,…. and it’s not over yet