Beach Volleyball


We have two beach volleyball courts, located in Cutteslowe and Sunnymeade Park in north Oxford, just outside the A40 (click this link for a map). During the summer, both nets are up; during the winter, only one net will be available. During the summer season (April to September), we offer a mix of coached training sessions for members, open sessions for club members (independent of ability; not coached), and private hire:
*Except Bank Holidays, when scheduled training sessions run as normal

Coached trainings run whatever the weather! If you're not sure which session to attend, please come to one of the sessions and talk to the coaches. Beginners are welcome to join the dedicated Monday training session. Please note that the advanced sessions are suitable for players wishing to train for tournaments such as the UK Beach Tour; please contact us if you are interested in these sessions as they are limited to 8 people per session and fill up quickly. Coached sessions on Saturday mornings are on one court only, with the other court available for private hire.

If no bookings are made during the private hire sessions then the courts are open for use.

Outside of the official season, the courts will be available for hire but no training or open sessions will be organised.

Membership details
Membership of Oxford Beach Volleyball Club gives you access to coached trainings and open sessions at no additional fee. Members also pay reduced booking fees for private hire of the courts. Membership is open to everyone regardless of whether they play indoor Volleyball in another club than Oxford Volleyball Club.

Adult membership and membership for juniors aged 12-16 years is £50 for the year (April to September) for adults and £30 for 12-16 year olds. This year (2018), we have also introduced a £10 membership for juniors aged 4-11 years. 

Payment for membership is done by bank transfer to OVC Beach, sort code: 30-99-11, account: 20920460
Don't forget to put your full name in the payment reference and email us at oxfordbeachvb@gmail.com to confirm the payment. Please also specify in your email in which group you would prefer to train.

We don't currently operate a waiting list and do not have plans to limit the number of members, but we may need to review this in the future.

Club Tournaments
OBVC is pleased to run tournaments throughout the season. For 2018, we are introducing the first Oxford Series! The dates are: 12th-13th May, 23rd-24th June, 4th-5th August, 15th-16th September. Further information will be circulated via email and a Facebook events page.

Private hire of the courts
Courts are available for private hire outside of trainings and open sessions times at the times indicated above. Bring your own ball! 

Bookings should be made via our website www.supersaas.co.uk/schedule/OBVC/BeachCourts with payment via PayPal. Users can book up to 2 weeks in advance and can book 1 to 3 hours. Block bookings are not possible.  Costs are:
   - £16 per hour per court for non-members
   - £8 per hour per court for members

Cancellations must be requested by emailing oxfordbeachvb@gmail.com up to 24 hours in advance at no charge. Refund will be issued if the request is received up to 24 hours from the booking time and will thus not be immediate.

Staying in touch about events, training cancellations, etc.
To receive notifications and updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending an email to oxfordbeachvb+subscribe@googlegroups.com
N.B: This is a different list from the Oxford Volleyball Club mailing list.

Informal play on weekends is often coordinated via a WhatsApp group, which open to members only. To be added to the WhatsApp group, please send us your phone number.

Facilities
There are toilets on the side of the Pavilion not far from the courts but these can be closed by the park staff quite early.
There are no free showers or changing facilities. Showers can be hired via the City Council (~£12/hour).

There is a little cafe kiosk 2 min away from the courts (Sam Remo café) which sells coffee and sandwiches and is open until 6 pm most days.

There is a small parking area available near the courts. More parking is available on the other side of Cutteslowe Park, and on the other side of the A40Parking charges apply - please read the signs carefully.




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