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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pro Beach Volleyball Coming Back to New Orleans

After 16 years the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) returns to New Orleans. It was announced Monday, by Kerri Walsh Jennings, on Monday that the AVP Tour will start its 2015 season at Laketown in Kenner, LA, an are just outside New Orleans. Lured here by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, the event is scheduled to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 22- 24.

The AVP New Orleans Open, as it is so named will feature 64 top men's and women's professionals competing in three days of main draw play preceded by a one-day open qualifying tournament, May 21. The competition will be held on four courts spread throughout Laketwon and will be surrounded with a high energy atmosphere that will feature great food, music, and interactive activities. 

Kenner, LA is home to the largest man-made sand volleyball complex, Coconut Beach Volleyball Complex, in the country, which makes this a perfect stop for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour. 

The AVP is entering its 32nd season. 

This will be a fun event with world class players giving the community something to get excited about and support. With a two year deal in place, AVP and local officials are hoping this will grow into a long-term agreement, 

For more information on the AVP and their schedule visit - or visit the AVP Facebook Page

On other volleyball news for the Gulf Coast, the EVP Beach Volleyball Tour will be making stops in Panama City Beach, FL and New Orleans, LA. Events are scheduled to take place on May 23 - 24 at City Beach in Panama City Beach and July 10 - 11 at Coconut Beach Volleyball Complex in the New Orleans area. 

For more information about Coconut Beach Volleyball Complex and a schedule of their events visit - or the Coconut Beach Facebook Page.

For more information on the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tourand their schedule visit - or the EVP Tour Facebook Page


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