King of the Court is a beach volleyball variant that has existed since 2017. The beach volleyball court is divided into a winner’s side and a challenger side. Points can only be scored on the winner's side. The game has many differences with regular 2 vs 2 beach volleyball. For example, five teams are active simultaneously instead of two, playing under time rules in an elimination race.
In 2018, Sportworx organized the first international King of the Court tour of four tournaments, in Utrecht, Antwerp, Hawaii and California. The ambition is to make King of the Court an Olympic volleyball discipline in the near future. This development would fit in with International Olympic Committee's policy to embrace new, fast-paced sports that capture the imaginations of youthful generations.
King of the Court 2020 in Utrecht, Netherlands is the first international top sport event restarted on Dutch soil and in collaboration with the FIVB, Sportworx organized this international beach volleyball event gathering the best men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams of the world for the first time since March 2020.
A stadium will be built in the centre of Utrecht that will provide an innovative space for the public, while social distancing rules will be enforced. The entire stadium consists of sky boxes built from building material. The sky boxes are available for 2 to a maximum of 10 people and will be reserved in advance. In this way, hundreds of spectators can safely enjoy top beach volleyball.