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1,000 beach volleyball players to descend on Lakepoint, USA in June

"The energy and lifestyle of volleyball will be magnified by combining two top-tier sand and grass tournaments at the same time," says Sinjin Smith, RallyVB President and former Olympian and beach volleyball world champion

Lakepoint, USA, March 21, 2014 – USA’s Rally Volleyball is pleased to announce that the National Volleyball League (NVL) will host a stop of their pro and junior tour at LakePoint in conjunction with Atlanta-based Angry Dragon Volleyball (ADV), whose annual Dragon Slayer grass tournament will also be held at the same venue.

The combined event is anticipated to draw over 1,000 professional and amateur athletes from across the United States. 

The events will take place from June 12 to 15 on both sand and grass surfaces.  This provides an unusual and exciting opportunity for players and fans alike.  In addition to volleyball, festivities will include music, kids´ games and a Saturday night player´s party where spectators and players can mingle.  

"We are looking forward to bringing Pro Beach Volleyball back to Georgia and LakePoint is the perfect venue to host this exciting event,” said Albert Hannemann, founder of the NVL and former 18 year pro player and US Open Champion.  The NVL ROX beach series junior event will award bids to the winners of all age divisions to play in the Junior Global Challenge, which will be held from August 1 to 3 at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Top junior athletes will compete Thursday and Friday, with the finals to be held on Saturday along with the professional tournament.  The pro tournament will be held Saturday and will culminate with finals on Sunday afternoon. 

The ADV Dragon Slayer will be an unprecedented grass event in the state of Georgia.  With at least $11,000 in cash and prizes on the line this year, coupled with an amazingly entertaining atmosphere, the ADV Dragon Slayer will be the richest payout grass tournament in the southeast.   "ADV has used this formula to set the tone for large volleyball events in Atlanta and is thrilled to be driving harder and farther by partnering with RallyVB and LakePoint," said Sean Allen, President of Angry Dragon Volleyball.  Held on up to 81 grass courts, Saturday will feature regular doubles events at all levels while Sunday will comprise co-ed doubles. 

"We are delighted to create truly unique events and are honoured to be working with outstanding volleyball organisations and LakePoint," says Colleen Craig, CEO of RallyVB.  As highlighted by Earl Ehrhart, Co-CEO of LakePoint, "We are delighted to embrace the growing popularity of volleyball, with RallyVB at the helm." 

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NVL ROX beach junior event, visit
Dragon Slayer grass tourney, visit
NVL professional event, visit or

About LakePoint Sporting Community

Bartow County and the City of Emerson will become the unparalleled sports destination in the world with the development of LakePoint Sporting Community. The development will include more than 1,200 acres of sports venues, commercial, retail and entertainment options. More information about the LakePoint Sporting Community can be found here: Facebook:

About The NVL

Eighteen-year professional beach volleyball veteran and champion Albert Hannemann founded the National Volleyball League (NVL) in late 2010 with one mission: to unite the rapidly growing volleyball community and create a sustainable professional beach volleyball tour, built by players for all players.  More information can be found here: Facebook:

About Angry Dragon Volleyball

Angry Dragon Volleyball is the premier grass tournament organiser in Metro Atlanta.  Founded in 2008, ADV has been steadily and passionately growing the game by providing high quality, competitive, and entertaining events throughout the year in a friendly, engaging, and laid back atmosphere.  More information can be found here: Facebook:

About Rally Volleyball

Rally Volleyball is dedicated to advancing Volleyball into one of the top media and entertainment sports in the US.  They will meet the growing demand of the sport through creative programming, development and marketing opportunities.  They will incorporate best practices utilised by other leading sports organisations and operate through a lens on excellence, customer service and innovation. More information can be found here:  Facebook:


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