WA athletes ready to battle it out at Scarborough Beach

More than 60 teams will descend on Scarborough Beach for the 2019 Alcohol. Think Again Beach Volleyball WA State Open. WA’s top male and female beach volleyball players will battle it out for the final win of the 2018/19 Alcohol. Think Again Beach Volleyball Tour.

In the women’s competition, Australian Helloworld Volleyroos Jen Sadler will once again partner with 2018 Volleyball WA Steel Captain Jenny Harris. Sadler has had a dominant 2018/19 Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour taking out the last four consecutive tour stops in Esperance, Busselton, City Beach and Cottesloe.

“I’m looking forward to getting on the sand this weekend and trying to close out the season with another win.” Sadler said.

“I’m excited to play at Scarborough, it’s always a venue that has so much atmosphere and I love working off that energy.”

Sadler and Harris previously partnered up for Round Three at Cottesloe where the duo defeated Minna Arminen and Jana Orszaghova for the win.

The men’s competition has been slightly more open during the 2018/19 tour with ten players collecting a win over the six tour competition. The WA Open’s number one seed will be Jonathan Hague and Sam Kingston with duo previously collecting a win in Round Two at Inner City Beach.

“I’m pretty excited about the competition. I think it’s the deepest tournament in terms of talent we’ve had all year, so I’m really keen to get out there.” Kingston said.

“I always enjoy playing with Hague, he’s a relaxed player and we’ve been playing together in some format for years. We had a hit with each other yesterday and are out for the win this weekend.”

Hague and Kingston will face strong competition from Round Four winners and WA Open number two seeds Maksim Bacovic and Greg Hunt. Bacovic and Hunt will be looking for a win before they head down south for Optus Volley by the Bay in April.

“We’re expecting big things this weekend and will be using the Open as final preparations for Optus Volley by the Bay.” Hunt said.

“We’ve been feeling good at training and are excited to get back on to the sand and compete.”

The 2019 Alcohol. Think Again Beach Volleyball WA State Open is a free event set to be held at Scarborough Beach from the 30th to 31st of March.

If you can’t make it down be sure to follow Volleyball WA’s social media coverage for all the volleyball action or you can access live results HERE.