The two first-rate beach volleyball fields of the Helsinki Swimming Stadium will host open training sessions from Monday to Thursday, 3–6 July. The sessions will be supervised every day by professional coaches of Hietsu Beach Volley Club, and on Monday, 3 July, trainees can learn from the top national level as the Finnish national team player Jyrki Nurminen will be on hand to give his advise.
The Swimming Stadium beach volleyball training sessions are held 13:00–15:00 on Monday and 16:00–18:00 on Tuesday to Thursday.
The training will focus on basic skills, but depending on the level of participants and their wishes, game strategies and tactics will also be learned. However, there are no skills requirements to join the training, and all players aged 15 and older, both amateurs and more experienced players, are welcome.
The beach volleyball training 3–6 July is included in the Swimming Stadium admission fee (adults €4 / ages 7–17 €2 / others €2.50). Training sessions will be held weather permitting.
Beach Volley in the city
A beach volleyball superweek organized in Helsinki by Hietsu Beach Volley Club – an annual tradition by now – gathers together friends of the sport regardless of age and skills. The 2017 superweek is held 10–16 July. During the week, the many fields of the Hietaranta “Hietsu” beach, as well as the week’s culmination, the Finnish championship game played at Kansalaistori in the Töölö Bay area, will see more than 600 players ranging from amateurs to Finland’s highest-ranking players.
Read more about the Finnish championship game, that is, LähiTapiola Helsinki Open, at hbv.fi/helsinkiopen/ (in Finnish).
The Hietsu Beach Volley Superweek events are free of charge.
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