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, 2 time 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. Chris was a founding member of Seattle’s, APA and AVA volleyball associations.
A Professional Event Producer, Chris has been involved in the production of events such as the X-Games, Goodwill Games, ESPN B-3 Events, American Smowboard Tour, and Paul Mitchell Freeski Tour to name a few.
Chris resides in University Place with his wife Ariana, 17 year old son Travis and 7 year old daughter Chloe. After selling the company he and Ariana founded, “Turbo Energy Drink” in 2013, Chris has been investing his time in the creation of Dakine Volleyball Club to bring attention to the NW talent pool. Chris has lived in the Puget Sound for 18 years now, and is excited to continue to teach both juniors and adults in the Puget Sound 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 NVL Club Med Volleyball Academy in FL. His youngest brother Nick was also a competitor on the AVP placing as high as 3rd place against the best in the world. Fun Fact! They are one of the only families to have ever had 3 brothers all compete on the AVP Pro Tour at the same time.