One of the pleasant surprises of this year’s Pan-Hellenic Beach Volley Championship is Maria Apostolaki with her teammate Dimitra Efthymiopoulou, athletes supported by Reventus. Artemis Korydallos’s 21-year-old volley enthusiasts, decided to participate as a team in this year’s circuit and train daily under the guidance of Areti Teza.
Although for Apostolaki beach volley is not something … new as it has been working for 7 years, it is not the same for Efthymiopoulou, who for the first time tests her volley skills on the sand.
“At first I was skeptical and I did not know if I wanted to participate. But I thought about it, I talked with my teammate and Areti Teza and I decided to try my luck too “, comments Dimitra Efthymiopoulou and Maria Apostolaki at volleyball.gr regarding their goal:” We want to fight in all the tournament and I hope we will be given the opportunity to participate in the finals of St. Nicholas. The goal is to gather as many points as possible and not to have to play matches in the qualifiers. But the big goal remains to win the K22 championship. ”
Their coach, Areti Teza, sees great prospect for the young athletes, and is pushing them every day to improve themselves. “She’s pushing us a lot in training. She sees potential in us, believes us from the very first moment that we started together and wants our individual and team improvement. ”
When asked, indoors or sand, Maria Apostolaki and Dimitra Efthymiopoulou answered … disarmingly. “Both of us worship them both. Essentially they are different sports with different requirements and each has its own beauty and its own difficulties. We can not separate them… “the two athletes concluded with one voice, making an appointment for the Masters tournament on the beach of Antirrio during the weekend of 13-15 July.