2016-06-09 09:00:00 CEST
Five fabulous hours in store inside the Rothenbaum
Set an alarm and clear your diary from 2pm onwards on Thursday! The glitz and glamour of the smart Major Hamburg is going up a notch!
Why? Because the Center Court is going to be the place to be as the Rothenbaum Stadium makes its much-anticipated debut with six sensational matches guaranteed to get the blood pumping.
First up at 2pm are German qualifiers Schümann/Thole, who never thought they would be in a position to dig and dive on the sand on Center Court after their dramatic qualification on Tuesday. They take on imposing Polish pair Fijalek/Prudel.
A meeting of two giants in the game come next as Austria’s Doppler/Horst tackle in-form Italians Lupo/Nicolai. Nicolai still won’t be celebrating his birthday.
What follows then is a feast of beach volleyball action for the German fans, as four back-to-back matches feature teams from the host nation. To say the first two games are important would be an understatement. They are massive for one reason and two words: Olympic qualification!
The two women’s sides battling for the final German spot in Rio are on court as Holtwick/Semmler take to the court at 4pm before Borger/Büthe bound on to the court an hour later.
Once all of that drama is done and dusted the action keeps coming: top German men team Böckermann/Flüggen face number one seeds Alison/Bruno of Brazil.
And if that wasn’t enough (don’t get greedy now!) the German’s best women’s team Ludwig/Walkenhorst do battle with Spain’s Liliana/Elsa.
Seriously, what a line-up! Three cheers for the event organizers – I wonder who they are….!
So, see you at 2pm, yeah?
Click here for the full schedule!