KOSTAS TAMPOURATZIS

Kostas Tampouratzis

Kostas is an established international beach volleyball coach with more than 7 seasons' experience on the FIVB World Tour.   

His international coaching career started as National Head Coach in Cyprus where he developed the sport and lay down strong roots for the growth of the game from 2009 until 2012. He also worked with the Finnish National Team of Erika Nystrom & Emilia Nystrom for 5 seasons, achieving some great results along the way.

 

Following the London Olympic games, Kostas became the Head Coach of the Greek National Programme where he managed the National Teams for 2 seasons. In 2014 he founded his own beach volleyball academy iBeach Volleyball Club with 2 excellent facilities in Athens.

He is also a professional volleyball player, having played 10 seasons in the A1 Greek Professional League (Kifissia V.C. and Olympiacos V.C.) and being a member of the Men's National Volleyball Team for many years. 

His beach volleyball coaching career highlights include:

 

  • 5th place in FIVB Grand Slam (7 times between 2010-2014)

  • 3rd place in European Championship Finals (2010)

  • Most Improved Players of 2010 (Nystrom/Nystrom, Finland National Team)

  • 1st place European Championships, Small Countries Division  (2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • 1st & 3rd place in CEV Satellite (2010)

  • 1st place in CEV Masters (2012)

  • 2nd place in Mediterranean Games (2013)

  • 5th place in European Championship Finals (2013)

  • 4th place in FIVB Open (2014)

  • Several Greek National Championships

 

He has worked with the following World Tour players:

 

  • GREECE: Vicky Arvaniti (2013-2015), Maria Tsiartsiani (2014), Penny Karagkouni (2013-2014), Manos Xenakis (2011), Fernando Billiris (2011, 2013), Pavlos Kouzounis (2013), Giannis Roumeliotakis (2013).

  • FINLAND: Emilia Nystrom (2009-2013), Erika Nystrom (2009-2013).

  • CYPRUS: Konstantinou (2009-2012, 2017), Angelopoulou (2009-2012, 2017), Konstantopoulou (2012), Zakhaiou (2012), Zempila (2012), Kushnerev (2009-2011), Knezevic (2012), Apostolou (2009-2012), Efstathiou (2011), Rudenko (2011-2012)

 

His career highlights as an athlete include:

  • 2nd place Balkan Beach Volleyball Championships (2002 and 2008)

  • Greek Beach Volleyball Masters Winner

  • Greek Volleyball National Cup

    • Winner (2016)

    • Finalist (2014 and 2017)

  • Greek Volleyball League Cup

    • Winner (2016)

    • Finalist (2015)

  • Greek National Team

    • World League (2015)

    • Euro League (2015)

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