Sunday, January 11, 2009

#589 ... Sandy Stretch

Not the usual photo of Beach Volleyball ... but probably one of the most important activities for top sports people .. stretching exercises before the match. This is Anna Scarlett rolling around on the court before their semifinals match.
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Anna Scarlett & Susan Blundell play their 3rd season together on the McEntee Hire NZ Tour, after completing their debut season on the FIVB World Tour.

They made outstanding progress throughout the 2008 World Tour , with their top performance coming in Norway, where they finished 13th. They are seeking their first NZ Tour win together, after making the finals last season in Matarangi, Wellington & Auckland.

Susan Blundell has previously won four titles on the national tour, her last win coming at Ohope in 2004. She is renowned for her strong blocking and serving game. Anna Scarlett is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished sportswomen, having played for Silver Ferns netball team, and the NZ indoor volleyball team.

With both players over 185cm, they have been dubbed beach volleyball’s ‘twin towers’.

For more information on the volleyball tour