There are a few essential skills that every beach volleyball player should know.
If you are playing for fun, it is not nearly as important to learn these rules, but it will make you a better over all player and someone that is more fun to play with.
The first skill that you will need to learn is how to serve
The floater serve is the most basic overhand serve and the easiest to learn.
The first step to performing the floater serve is getting your foot position correct.
You will want to stand, facing the net, with your feet staggered.
Your foot opposite of your hitting arm should be in front. You will want to have most of your weight on your back foot and the ball in your non hitting hand.
Next, extend your arms in front of you, parallel to the ground and move your hitting hand to your ear with your elbow high. Then you will toss the ball about two feet above your head and in front of your shoulder. While moving your weight to your front foot, hit the ball with your arm extended in front of you.
This sounds easy, but it will take a lot of practice to get it right.