As sports go, few look like they are as much fun as beach volleyball. Whether it’s the appeal of just throwing yourself about in the sand, the glamorous association with beautiful beaches or the enviable bodies of the players we see in the Olympics, beach volleyball doesn’t seem to suffer from the same quest for seriousness as so many other sports.
Of course, the top players are every bit as talented and dedicated as any other athletes, and they will also tell you that beach volleyball is not without its dangers.
What are the main dangers of beach volleyball?
There are many different hidden dangers of beach volleyball. Participants can experience minor and serious injuries which could have long-term consequences.
- Bumps and bruises – In a full-length game of beach volleyball, you are going to be crashing to the ground an uncountable number of times. This repeated impact is bound to take its toll, even on a surface as soft as sand, and it won’t be too long until your exertions bear fruit in the form of bruises.
- Joint aches – Beach volleyball puts a lot of pressure on a number of joints. Shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles are all at risk from injury. The uneven playing surface is one of the main dangers of volleyball as it can easily cause sudden awkward falls.
- Finger injuries – Blocking shots at the net, straining every sinew to reach a return, slightly misjudging the angle of the ball… there are numerous potential causes of finger injuries when playing volleyball. This is exactly why you see so many professional players using protective and supportive tape to safeguard their most important assets.
- Beach debris – As the main dangers of volleyball go, this is admittedly more of a concern for amateur players. If you are on holiday, for example, and fancy a game down on the beach, then it’s vitally important you find a safe, clear area to do so. Anything from hidden tree roots, sharp stones, shells and even litter such as glass bottles left behind by other beach goers can cause significant and painful injuries.
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