Ty was born in LaCrosse, Wisc., but when he was nine he moved to Georgia, where his sister Sara still lives. Loomis played at Cal-Irvine, where he led the 1999-2000 team in kills.
Loomis made his pro beach debut in Huntington Beach in 2002. In 2006 Loomis and Hans Stolfus won the Australian Championships and in 2007 they became the first U.S. men’s team to medal in the Pan American Games (silver medal).
In 2009 Ty formed a partnership with Casey Patterson, playing the first six tournaments with a best of fifth. Then Loomis played one event with Jonathan Acosta. Loomis and Patterson reunited in Brooklyn, and the pair overcame a third round loss to win the title in what was the first final for both players. To win, Loomis and Patterson won four straight matches against the top four seeds in the event. In Hermosa Beach the duo had a contender’s match in which after losing the first set, they won the next set 38-36 and then won the match. Less than three hours later they duplicated the feat, winning the second set 40-38 in establishing an AVP main draw record for the most points in a set.
Ty Loomis was one of four AVP players (along with organizer Angie Akers, Hans Stolfus, and Jenn Snyder) to visit U.S. Army troops in Kosovo in the summer of 2007 and continues to visit the troops every year.