Chris Hannemann has been an international and domestic Professional Beach Volleyball player since 1989. Chris earned his “AAA” Beach Volleyball rating in CA in 1989, then immediately started traveling the globe winning individual and Tour Championships from countries such as Spain, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Germany to name a few. Chris has travelled, competed, and taught the Sport of Beach Volleyball around the globe for over 25 years!
Domestically Chris has won numerous Tour and Individual Beach Championships throughout the years. Chris has been a Jose Cuervo National Beach Tour Champion, Budweiser National Beach Champion, Molson Golden Pro (EVA) 13 time Champion, EVP Seattle Champion, 2 time Motherlode Men’s Open Champion, 2 Time Seaside Men’s Open Champion, and most recently 2013 Men’s Kauai Dinosaur Champion. Chris has won numerous Seattle Men’s Open titles while residing here, rarely losing a match in years of competing in the sands of Alki Beach in the last decade. A founding member of Seattle’s, APA and AVA volleyball associations, he continues to compete at a high level.
Chris is currently the Washington State representative for the Professional Coaches of Beach Volleyball Inc., a national organization of the finest beach coaches in the country. Chris produced his own Beach Volleyball camps for numerous years in the 90’s in FL, and has continued to consult on and produce volleyball events and camps throughout the United States.
A former Professional Event Producer, Chris has been involved producing events for the X-Games, Goodwill Games, ESPN B-3 Events, American Smowboard Tour, Paul Mitchell Freeski Tour to name a few.
Chris resides in West Seattle with his wife Ariana, 13 year old son Travis and 3 year old daughter Chloe. After selling the company he and Ariana founded, “Turbo Energy Drink” in 2013, Chris is currently a VP of Sales for SunnySky Products, a national leader in beverage manufacturing based in Houston, TX. Chris has lived in Seattle for 13 years now, and is excited to continue to teach both juniors and adults the game that has had such a major impact on his life.
Both Chris’ brothers played professionally domestically and internationally. Albert is an AVP Champion and currently owns and runs the “National Volleyball Tour”or “The NVL”. The NVL also owns the National Juniors Beach organization “NVL RIZE”! His youngest brother Nick was also a competitor on the AVP placing as high as 3rd place against the best in the world. They are currently the only family to have ever had 3 brothers all compete on the AVP Pro Tour at the same time…