Beach Volleyball is proudly presented by Panago Pizza, an Official Supporter of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Beach volleyball competitions are from Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2017 at Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre. Click here to see detailed beach volleyball schedule.
Beach volleyball can trace its origins to Southern California in the late 1920' s where families played 6 on 6 on the beaches of Santa Monica. Here in Canada during the late 1950's the Balmy Beach Club, located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, welcomed some of the first Canadian "beach pioneers". Unlike today's doubles format the more popular adaptation was triples. Games were played to 11 and the "king of the court" rule was adopted where the winner would stay on the court. Beach volleyball was first introduced in the Canada Games in 2001. After being excluded from the Games in 2005 in Regina, Beach volleyball returned in 2009.
Teams are made up of two competitors and each province and territory may enter one male and one female team.
- Males and females must be 20 and under as of December 31, 2017
- Year of Birth: 1997 or later
Preliminary Competitions: Round robin, 2 pools of 6 teams. Pools will be seeded from the results of the 2013 Canada Games. The two pools which will be established, will be seeded based on the serpentine system as follows:
Pool A : 1; 4; 5; 8; 9; 12
Pool B : 2; 3; 6; 7; 10; 11
A maximum of 3 teams from each pool will advance to the championship round. Those teams who do not advance into the Championship Round will play in the Consolation round.
- Annie Martin (2001)
- Josh Binstock (2001)