Beach Volleyball

**The 2018 season is here!!! Information below has been updated ready for the start of coached trainings in April**

Where are the courts located?
The two courts are located in Cutteslowe Park in north Oxford, just outside the A40 (click this link for a map)

How much does membership cost?
Adult membership and membership for juniors aged 12-16 years costs the same as last year ie £50 for the year (April to March) for adults and £30 for 12-16 year olds. This year, we have also introduced a £10 membership for juniors aged 4-11 years. Membership is open to everyone regardless of whether someone plays indoor Volleyball in another club than Oxford Volleyball Club.

What benefit does the membership give me?
Access to coached trainings and open sessions at no additional fee and reduced booking fees for private hire.

How do I pay membership?
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 to confirm the payment. Please also specify in your email in which group you would prefer to train.
Payment for membership is open!

When can I train?
Coached trainings take place every week , and run whatever the weather! Each day is reserved for a different group:
   - Monday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Juniors on one court, Mixed (Beginners/Intermediate 1) on the second court (first session, Monday 30th April 2018)
   - Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Ladies (Intermediate 2 and Advanced) (first session, Tuesday 3rd April 2018)
   - Wednesday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Men (Intermediate 2 and Advanced)(first session, Wednesday 11th April 2018)
   - Saturday mornings, 11-11.30 am: 'Little Diggers' for juniors aged 4-7 years (first session 5th May 2018) 
   - Saturday mornings, 11.30 am - 12.15 pm: Juniors under 12s (first session 5th May 2018)
Saturday mornings, 9.00 am - 11.00 am: Advanced players

Training is only accessible to members, and runs until the beginning of September. If you're not sure which session to attend, please come to one of the sessions and talk to the coaches.

Are beginners welcome?
Beginners are welcome to join the dedicated Monday training session.

I'm an advanced player who is keen to participate in tournaments such as the UK Beach Tour. Do you offer any additional training?
This year, we will have Saturday morning sessions (9-11 am) for advanced players looking to train for tournaments. Please email us if you are interested in these sessions.

Does the club run tournaments?
Yes! For 2018, we are introducing the first Oxford Series! More info coming soon but please save the dates: 12th-13th May, 23rd-24th June, 4th-5th August, 15th-16th September.

What are the Open sessions?
Open sessions are free play sessions reserved to members of the club and opened to all members independent of the group (beginner/intermediate/advanced) they belong to - please make sure to pay your club membership to be able to attend these sessions. These sessions are not coached.
Open sessions run every weekend (and bank holidays) from 1 pm to 4 pm, and also on Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset (first session Saturday 7th April 2018).

Can I hire the courts privately?
Courts are available for private hire outside of trainings and open sessions times at the following times:
   - Every day from 8 am until 6.30 pm
   - Friday the whole day
   - Saturdays from 4 pm until sunset
     - Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm until sunset
   - Bank Holidays from 8 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm until sunset or the start of a scheduled training session 

How do I book the courts and how much does it cost?
Booking a court will be done online via our website . Payment will have to be made via PayPal. Costs are:
   - £16 per hour per court for non members
   - £8 per hour per court for members

How much in advance can I book? Is block booking available? How many hours can I book?
Users can book up to 2 weeks in advance and can book 1 to 3 hours. Block bookings are not possible.

What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be requested by emailing 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.

How do I get notified of events, training cancellations, etc..?
To receive notification, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending an email to
N.B: This is a different list than 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.

Is there a membership waiting list?
We currently do not have plans to limit the number of members but this might be reviewed in the future.

Are there toilets and changing 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)

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

Where can I park?
There is a small parking available near the courts. More parking is available on the other side of Cutteslowe Park, and on the other side of the A40.
Parking charges apply.

Do I need to bring a ball?
Club coaches will bring balls for training sessions and open sessions but we still recommend that you bring a Beach Volleyball if you own one. Balls will not be provided for private booking.

Will the nets be up at all times?
During the Summer, both nets will be up at all times. During the Winter, only one net will be available.

Can I play in the Winter?
The official season will start as soon as clocks move forward at the end March and will finish when clocks move back at the end Oct.
Outside of the official season, the courts will be available for hire but no training or open session will be organised.

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