Tiny coarse grains of sand splashed off the hard whitish surface of the ball as it impacted smartly against his forearms. On the other side of the net, two shapely forms raced toward it. The red-head got there first, jumping high to hit it back over to Erek’s team. Sweaty, shirtless men and sun-bronzed women mixed with a few darker, more modestly attired locals in this impromptu, but not unusual, match. As the ball was passed back and forth throughout the game, several of the bikini-clad girls spent more time eyeing Erek and his new physique than they did the ball.