Love match on the beach
Beach volleyball is known for its glamour quotient but it also turned out to be the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal when a British amateur player went down on his knees on the court to propose to his girlfriend
A crowd of 15,000 cheered in appreciation as Elfi Czingeova of Slovakia nodded in agreement to Tom Holt’s marriage proposal soon after the Italy-Spain women’s match.
Holt and Elfi are amateur volleyball players and turn out for Adur Volleyball Club in the English beach volleyball league.
“We both live and breathe the sport, so it made sense to me. I planned it ages ago.
I was very nervous. You don’t want to be rejected in front of thousands of people.
“But I was pretty confident, although you can never be 100 per cent certain,” said Holt, who works as a sales account manager in Brighton.
The couple plan to marry next summer.