Indoor VOLLEYBALL (called Wallyball).
- every Monday
- TIME: 7:30pm at Red Bug Park - arrive by 7:20/7:30 pm - (we play for 2 hours and 20 minutes)
A group of Wallyball players have been playing /on-going at Red Bug Lake Park for nearly four years now and has quite a following. Usually a eighteen people (sometimes even two dozen) show up each Monday. Space is limited due to the demand.
Come join us for fun, friends, and exercise. If you like volleyball you will probably enjoy wallyball. **New players who are interested please send email to Royce prior for more info.
Occasionally / depends on the number of requests = we will have a session for new players so they can test their abilities. For some, the sport might be too demanding / as it requires certain physical abilities. Some quickly take to the game while others don't. Send an email and I will send you an email with links for video and additional info.
You can also find on YOUTUBE various videos of wallyball sessions.
**Since the group has grown, and for safety and the fairness of the play/players... and since we are balancing the needs of the active-committed players — THUS any player who has never played volleyball and/or who might be unable to handle the physical demands of the required action should first attend a special session (we occasionally have them - SEND AN EMAIL requesting more info)..
=============== ABOUT WALLYBALL============
This awesome sport adds a whole new dimension to the exciting game of Volleyball. The general concepts of wallyball are very similar to indoor volleyball. Featured in a racquetball or squash court, Wallyball provides the element of surprise as an ordinary volley can go a whole new direction with spiking the ball off the walls in many directions. Good Wallyball players use this as a key strategy to confuse and distract opponents. The result can be devastating.
Wallyball is not just volleyball played in a racquetball court. It is a separate sport with separate rules, and playing the sport requires the development of a separate set of skills. Wallyball is a faster game than volleyball and as a result, it is a harder game to master.
The net is height is the same as it is in volleyball. The ball is of similar size to volleyball. The sport of Wallyball takes into consideration hand eye coordination, balance, strength, power and agility. To excel in Wallyball, you must have a good combination of these attributes. Wallyball is a great workout and could be compared to the speed of an indoor soccer game. We think you will enjoy this sport. Just be ready for the unexpected, use your general volleyball knowledge, watch the walls and most importantly defend the corners.
Probably the most famous wallyball players of all time were President George Bush, who gave up his horseshoes for wallyball during his presidency and his son President George W. Bush. Today there are millions of players worldwide.
Wallyball is more than just off the wall; it's crazy, wild, and exciting!
WHERE DO I GO - WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ?
Meet in Park Office or at the racquetball court # 8. Those can go into the park office and find restrooms and ask direction to racquetball court. Arrive by 7:20/7:30 pm
The park is located on Red Bug (between 436 & Dodd) - entrance to park is Merivale - Drive/park your car near tennis courts. Racquetball courts are in the back behind the tennis courts.
Cost will be $ 1.00 or $ 2.00 dollars per player. We rent the court(s).
Drink machines are available - but suggest you bring plastic water bottle or similar drink.
Wear appropriate attire for sport activity - including sneakers/running shoes etc.. - (and if you have, some wear protective knee pads)
Wallyball is played inside a racquetball court - so there is NO air conditioning - just a fan.
You can stop playing at your own discretion and if you have any health issues - stop playing - Note: there is no medical insurance in public park. Play at your own risk.
SEE BELOW = The RULES OF WALLYBALL :)