Rural tournaments give rise to strong volleyball vibe in south China's Hainan

Cities in Hainan Province are vying with each other to popularize amateur volleyball tournaments and promote development of the sport in rural areas. A popular variation of volleyball in Hainan's rural areas is the nine-man volleyball. Braving summer heat, a huge crowd of villagers gathered at a small court to watch a friendly game between two town teams prior to the municipal tournament.

With volleyball courts on every corner of the city, volleyball has long been a dominant sport in Wenchang. People from different towns would gather to enjoy the sport. These events have not only aroused people's enthusiasm for the sport, but have also played a role in boosting development of Hainan's tourism and relevant industries.

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