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London Volleyball : Sand season swinging
Posted by Media Team on 2019/6/10 19:40:00 (55 reads)

London Beach Volleyball
Looking forward to June on the beach
A wet day has kept me indoors thinking of a better place to be. The beach volleyball season has been gathering momentum for several weeks and it seemed time to find out about all that's going on and, having been unable to find one singe web site that gives all the information, had a bit of work to do.

This year, Volleyball England's beach season will be incorporated in the UK Beach Tour with its events run by various management companies including Deep Dish Beach Ltd., which specialises in beach volleyball. Its web site not yet up and running so I thought it right to share here what I discovered elsewhere about what is happening on London's sand this month with information kindly provided by Deepdish's Sophie Baker.

16th June
Richmond VC at Teddington
2* Richmond Series (UKBT) 2 x 2 men and women

22-23rd June
Deepdish, at Crystal Palace
3* and 2*, men's and women's, (UKBT) and 1* mixed pairs

30th June
Sideout, at Leyton
4* London Grand Prix (UKBT) 2 x 2 men and women

Richmond VC at Teddington
1* Mixed Series (UKBT) 2 x 2 mixed

At Richmond they held the club's, "Beach Bash", a 4 x 4 mixed tournament for players of all levels on 9th June while on the day before Leyton hosted SideOut's Summer Series, men and women and then on 9th ran a mixed competition with its Challenger Series for men and women.

As today showed, the weather could have been much worse.

These events are, of course, designed to attract the spectator as well as the player but they provide social and training opportunities too. These can be found from:

There are several other beach venues in London not being used for the UK beach tour and these include one in Wimbledon at Ricards Park High School, Lake Road, SW19 7HB where there is mixed social volleyball every Wednesday and also a local league: details on www.gomammoth.co.uk/volleyball/wimbledonpark/. There is another at Shoreditch Park details of which can be found at www.londonbeachvolleyball.org, a website that helpfully provides quick links to more beach courts at Barn Elms, Loxford Park (Redbridge) and Kidbrook, (Greenwich).

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (Deepdish), Ledrington Rd, Crystal Palace, SE192BB
Feel Good Too (Sideout), Ive Farm Lane, Leyton, E10 5UE
Teddington Sports Centre (Richmond), Broom Rd, Teddington, Middx. TW11 9PJ

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

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