The sand fairiesSun, sea, sand and of course, the sexy players.
Thanks to her pretty looks, 24-year-old Miwa Asao is quite a celebrity in Japan and was often credited for popularizing the sport of beach volleyball in the country. It is no wonder she is called "Pixie of the beach".
Carolina Solberg Salgado
Not only is Carolina Solberg Salgado one of volleyball's most promising stars, she is one of volleyball's sexiest too. Well known for her powerful spikes and nearly pin-point accuracy, she won a gold medal in the 2004 FIVB Under-18 World Championship and the Under-21 World Championship in 2005. Carolina Solberg Salgado is the reason why we love Brazil.
Her name might not be the sexiest, but everything else about Logan Tom is sexy: the 2008 Olympics silver medalist and Best Scorer was named in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list in 2005.
With 228 international appearances, Maurizia Cacciatori is one of Italy's most decorated and most famous volleyball players. She was often referred to as the Anna Kournikova of volleyball and labeled as the sex symbol of women's volleyball. No arguments there.
At the age of 17, the cutesy Xue Chen became the youngest player to ever win a major event. More importantly, Chen's combination of beauty and skill helped popularize beach volleyball in China and she was ranked third in CNN International's list of Asia's 30 Sexiest Athletes. We couldn't agree more.
At just the age of 21, Laura Ludwig and her partner Sara Goller was already Germany's number one pair. And here's what we love about pretty Laura: she bounced back from a career-threatening stroke to win U23 European Championships. We have always loved a hot survivor.
Merel Mooren started her career in volleyball in 1989 - when she was only seven! - and later decided to ditch the courts and her clothes for beach volleyball in 2002. It was a smart move, because not only she became one of Holland's greatest; she became one of Holland's hottest athletes too.
The 33-year-old Jenelle Koester is a walking legend in volleyball, especially during her college days where she is still the career leader in kills. As for beach volleyball, well, she looks hot in a bikini, and that's all that matters.
Gorgeous looks aside, the 28-year-old Raquel Caulkins is a hot-shot (no pun intended) in the Association of Volleyball Professionals league; she was named Rookie of the Year in 2009 and was established as a main draw player after only three tournaments.
Back in the day, Gabrielle Reece used to be a pro volleyball player, and now she is a model-slash-TV presenter. Doesn't matter she is not playing anymore, she is still a hottie.
Katie Olsovsky was an All-American during her college days, and a part of Team USA. And she's a giant too; standing at 1.90 metres. To be honest, there's just something about tall volleyball players that we absolutely love.