Beach volleyball is a type of volleyball played with a ball and a net on the beach or a sand surface.
Popular during the summer, it?s a great form of exercise and loads of fun!
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Information on Beach Volley for Kids in South Africa
Do your kids like to be at the beach?
If they are active and enjoy sports they might love to play beach volleyball. Kids’ activities like beach volleyball give children the chance to get out in the fresh air and meet other kids their own age. Other benefits of playing beach volleyball include:
- Improved fitness - playing in sand is more challenging than a solid surface leading to greater intensity of activity
- Lower impact, safter exercise - sand provides a soft surface reducing the chance of injuries
- Helps develop team skills
- Improved co-ordination and ball skills
- Rules are basic and easy for kids to learn
Beach volleyball can be played as a competitive or family sport in teams or one on one. Kids can start taking lessons and participating in informal matches from age 6 and there are opportunities for progression. It’s even an Olympic sport!
Don’t live near the beach?
Any sandy surface will do once your kids know the basic rules. They can get together with their friends and family and have informal matches or tournaments.
How can you organise Beach Volleyball lessons and matches for your kids?
Even if you live inland you can still play beach volleyball!
There are a number of specially designed sand courts around inland areas which offer Volleyball lessons and teams for kids. If you live in a coastal area there are a number of beach volleyball clubs which set up beach activities for kids including lessons and matches during the summer. Lessons are usually on weekends and cost around R20 per lesson.
Your kids also might enjoy standard volleyball during the winter months. There are a number of courts for hire as well as formal tuition.
If your kids are playing beach volleyball make sure they have a hat, plenty of sunscreen and water. Wear loose comfortable clothing and play in bare feet. Make sure they are prepared to get sweaty and have fun!