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How much does it cost?
Belong to Sunova Beach Volleyball club for only $300 for the entire Beach Season. You'll have access to two 2-hour training sessions per week as well as weekly pick up games. Enter as many tournaments as you'd like throughout the summer with our help on timing and potential partnerships. Each tournament runs between $25-$30 each.
What kind of training do the coaches have?
Ty Fraley is a former Professional Beach Volleyball player from Florida. He is currently a certified coach in the state of Ohio and has been trained in 2019 through a National Beach Youth Program called Beach Nation.
Where is practice held?
A full size professional beach volleyball court was just constructed in 2018 located on the grounds of a private residence in Granville, Ohio. The court is surrounded by 15 foot high netting providing for quick recovery of balls (no running for balls all the time). State of the Art lighting allows for practice well after nightfall and a large sound system keeps it fun. There is also ample seating allowing for comfortable viewing from a large patio or with your toes in the sand.
Do I have to commit to a ton of tournaments?
The greatest thing about Beach Volleyball is the tournament schedule. It is 100% up to you to pick the tournaments you want to play in. Each costs roughly $30 a player to enter and there are about 4 to 5 tournaments each and every week during June and July. You can play with a different player each tournament or the same one each time. Because you pick your dates, you don't have to worry about summer vacation conflicts.
How do I find a partner?
You will be practicing with a variety of people. We will do our best to connect you with other players looking for partners. Many practices we'll be playing in round robin formats where you'll be playing with a different partner often. This way you can get to know a lot of different people and decide who you want to play with.
What are the age groups for tournaments?
Unlike indoor volleyball, beach volleyball is split into four groups: 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, and 18 and under. Rankings are actually calculated on an individual basis in the OVR system, so it doens't matter if you have a different partner each time. Each place a team takes, you both get the same amount of points. The more points you get, the higher the ranking. Indoor rankings are done by your average place in each tournament while beach rankings are by total points. A moderate player that plays a lot of tournaments will rank higher than someone who only plays a couple and takes first place in both.