ST. PETERSBURG – The world’s best beach volleyball players will descend on Spa Beach Park for the Association of Volleyball Professionals’ $150,000 St. Petersburg Open May 29 to June 1.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings headlines a field that includes Olympic stars April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers and Jake Gibb as well as local standout Raquel Ferreira, a St. Pete resident. The beach party atmosphere includes great music, food and interactive activities.
The tournament’s main draw will feature a field of 16 two-player men’s teams and 16 two-player women’s teams.
Approximately 2,000 tons of sand will be dumped in Spa Beach Park to create four competition courts, and a temporary stadium will be built for the tournament.