Florida to host Beach Volleyball Tournament

EUSTIS, Florida, October 15, 2020 – The Florida Region of USA Volleyball is proud to provide this follow up announcement on the 2020 Florida Pro Best of The Beach Volleyball Tournament, now presented by the Norelli Family Foundation.

The event will be held on November 6-8, 2020 at Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, FL and will offer $50,000 in prize money (or $25,000 per gender).

Joining the event in the role of Competition Director is Brooke Sweat (Estero, FL). Brooke is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and has competed as a professional beach volleyball athlete since 2007. Brooke competed in the 2016 Olympics with partner Lauren Fendrick.

Brooke’s role in the Florida Pro Best of the Beach event will be to serve as a competition liaison with the athletes and assist staff with producing the 3-day event. When asked to comment, Brooke said, “Being a Floridian and representing my home state all across the world in the sport, it makes me very proud that the Florida Region is providing players with the opportunity to compete and earn some money during these difficult & unprecedented times.”

The event will also serve as a domestic debut of Beach ParaVolley for USAV. Beach ParaVolley teams are made up of three players, working within the Paralympic classification system that promotes inclusivity of the sport, otherwise largely following the standard FIVB Beach Volleyball rules. USA Volleyball is the national governing body for Beach ParaVolley in the US and will have USAV staff onsite at the event over the weekend conducting training and overseeing the Beach ParaVolley exhibition matches.