Better Whistle Better Game

To bring out the maximum usability by all the referees worldwide, To bring out the best refereeing performance in every critical moment in each game, Make the best call with Mikasa whistles!!


Russia’s Andrey Zenovich has been an international referee since 1995 but prior to that he supervised numerous Russian Championship games from 1988 to 1992.

He has a long experience as a referee on the international scene including:
European Cups (since 1995)
FIVB World League (since 1997)
FIVB Junior World Championships (1997, 1999, 2001 and 2005)
FIVB Women’s World Championships (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
Olympic Games (2008, 2012)
FIVB World Cup (1999, 2007, 2011)
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (2005, 2009)
European Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Since 2005 he has been a member of the Russian Refereeing Commission and since 2010 the vice-president of Rostov Regional Volleyball Federation.

He is part of the same family as the famous Soviet volleyball coach Vitaliy Zenovich.

A Whistle is -“the Life”- for a Referee

For referees, it is hard to change the most important tool for a referee the whistle. I used a different model for the last 15 years other than Mikasa. Mikasa’s mouth piece is a much better fit for me. The whistle I used before was okay for a small crowd of 5,000 to 6,000 spectators, but not for more than that, because the sound volume could not go large enough.

With the first touch of the Mikasa BEATMASTER

When I first held the Mikasa BEATMASTER model, I was impressed with how light weight it was and how easy it was to blow. If I blow a short pitched beep, the sound is great. The more I blow the more I feel how really light weight the whistle is.

After a short trial of the Mikasa BEATMASTER

I don’t have to use the muscle from my cheek to the chin, which felt the most fatigued when I had to whistle for long periods of time throughout the games. I also found that the whistle is sharper than the one I used to use. I said it is very hard for a Referee to change a whistle overnight, but I can use this whistle after 20 minutes of short practice. If I am told to whistle in the next championship match with the Mikasa whistle, I can do this easily. I expect this whistle to be used at every championship level. Great job Mikasa!




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