On the worldwide stage, Beach Volleyball rules - no ifs, ands, or butts! Its fast action, sex appeal, and beach party vibe lure millions of television viewers to what NBC proclaimed the hottest ticket during the Olympic Games. The United States has long dominated this sport. Yet, as these Olympic champions return home, the afterglow rapidly burns out. The ever-optimistic Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) always hopes for an Olympic spike that will sweep its Pro Beach Volleyball tour into the sports mainstream. Instead, this provocative sport struggles year after year. What gives? What's going on underneath this lustrous sun-baked layer of sun, fun, and buns? Order On The Court strips away this glistening front, revealing the dark clouds that smog Pro Beach Volleyball's visions of respect and recognition. This benchmark book not only dives deep into the sport's turbulent and amusing times, but also traces its history and projects its future.
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Tom Burke is a freelance journalist whose coverage of Beach Volleyball has been featured within international, national, and regional publications - ranging from Olympic Games pageantry to grass roots austerity. And as an accredited United States Olympic Committee journalist, he has covered all Summer and Winter Olympic Games sports.Review:
Asked to preview the book, noted volleyball historian and author Art Couvillon said, From the minute I began reading Order On The Court, I could not set it down. The author captures your attention as he shares extraordinary information on both the history and current state of the Association of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball tour. --Art Couvillon
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Book Description Olympic Proportions Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110981753094
Book Description Olympic Proportions Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0981753094 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1507720