Almost no one signing up this week. Don't let the weather scare you, I'm sure it will be fine, and not too hot. Plenty of play time for everyone, and I hope people will join us at 4:30 and pay before 7 because I'm going to have to leave early tonight; Warrior Dash super early tomorrow morning!
COURT 1: (near bar)advanced 2s (or 3s when it's busy) court, play to 21, winning team can stay once, no team can stay more than two games, keep it moving fast, interested players should make sure current players know they want to play next game. No setting serves, no set overs, strict VB rules apply. This court should never be empty. People should feel free to swap places with court 2 players when they are finished. Just don’t waste time, please.
COURT 2: intermediate court, you must know the basic rules of bumping, setting, and hitting. We try to keep it to 4s, but once it’s crowded, up to 5 to a team. Even if you are athletic and fast, if you find yourself getting called for carrying the ball more than once, you need to practice more on court 3. YOU MUST FOLLOW VB RULES TO STAY ON COURT 2. Court 2 is for people who have played at least 50 proper games of vb in the last year or so.
COURT 3: for everyone else, everyone is welcome here. Play up to 6 per a team. Even in the middle of a game, you should welcome in new players. Here is where newer players learn proper vb techniques. Players who are more experienced should be encouraging and help beginners hit and set properly, unless of course they don’t want to hear it. There are no calls for bad sets or hits, but please try not to touch the net, and absolutely call the ball so people don’t end up colliding with each other.
You can arrive at any time and we play until dark. Many people arrive at 4:30PM or earlier.
If you are one of the many people who experienced how much fun Friday night sand volleyball at Ricky Miles over the last few years, I know you can’t wait to start back up again, even if the weather isn’t exactly perfect yet, and it still gets dark a little earlier then we’d like. But he’s promised that lights will be going up within the month for the first court, and all the courts will eventually be fully lighted. He’s also promised drink specials for just the vball players, and a beer stand right by the courts.
If you are new and haven’t yet experienced the awesomeness of Friday night vb, then you are in for a treat. If I were you, I’d start now before the crowds get big during June and July. And if you are already on the wed night league, this is a great place to practice.
The courts are private and kept in great condition. I personally put a lot of money up front to secure us the coveted Friday night time slot so, just like before, I will be collecting $5 from everyone. But if you think about it, that’s less than $2/hr for some of the best sand vball around.
We will be playing every Friday until the end of October, rain or shine, unless there are lightning storms or something. I'm guessing you'll get all the court time you want in bad weather:-)