The smaller version of the game may not be as popular as their court-sized cousins, but beach volleyball has found a niche, and is growing by the week.
The Fairfax volleyball association has embraced the sport, and is hoping to gather more interested players in 2017.
Beach volleyball is now played every weekend at Ela Beach, the two-man versions of the game, have a lot more intensity, allowing players to develop their versatility across the sand-covered court.
A popular and important figure in the sport, PNGs Pacific Games representative, Hazel Ruga, is a leading example of beach volleyball’s growing rise in Port Moresby.
With land a scarce commodity for sports in the Nations Capital, a sport like beach volleyball has really begun to find a slot, for those willing to give it go.
The competition has 42 teams, spread across two men’s and women’s division and recently has introduced both an Under 15 and Under 18 boys and girls competition.
This is a bid to harness younger talent, for both clubs and future representative duties.