Beach Volleyball

**Summer 2022 membership and booking rules updates added**


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 season (April to September), we usually offer a mix of coached training sessions for members, open sessions for club members (independent of ability; not coached), and private hires.


Membership for the year will be £50 and provides the following:
  • The ability to book the courts for free during priority hours (5pm onwards on week days and all day on weekends)
  • Free access to group training sessions
  • Opportunity to sign up for our monthly tournaments (for an extra fee)
  • Opportunity to sign up for training camps (for an extra fee)
  • The right to apply for a parking permit (see below)
Non-members can also book a court for free during non-priority hours or for a small fee of £16 per hour on weekends.
Bookings can be made up to 2 weeks in advance via the link below. Our courts are always in high demand so, in line with the previous season, we are limiting bookings to 1 slot per member per week.

https://www.supersaas.co.uk/schedule/OBVC/BeachCourts

Membership payment can be made by bank transfer:
Account: OVC Beach
Sort Code: 30-99-11
Account Number: 20920460

Make sure to put down your email address in the payment reference and send us an email (oxfordbeachvb@gmail.com) with your full name. We would also request that you send us your gender and your level (beginner/intermediate/advanced) however these are optional. It is important you use the same name and email as your membership is in when you book the courts so we can recognise members.

As most of the training and events we organise are during the summer months we are also offering a reduced membership of £25 for those that join after 1st September 2022. So £50 April-March or £25 September-March. There is no option for a summer-only membership.

Our Teen Juniors Membership (13yr-18yr) will be £30 for the year and comes with the benefits of a full membership or £15 for just the off-season (September-March). Little juniors membership (4yr-12yr) will be £10 for the year but only gives access to our Little Diggers training during the summer months.

Starting from the week commencing the 25th of April we will be running drop-in weekday evening sessions at the courts:

Women’s Training Session
Tuesday
7pm - dark

Men’s Training Session
Wednesday
7pm - dark

Social-Mixed Session
Thursday
7pm - dark
These sessions are uncoached and are just a chance for players to drop in, play some volleyball, meet new people and have fun in a relaxed casual environment.
We will soon announce details for further drop-in sessions that will start running later in the season:

Start date: TBC
Teen Junior Training
Ages 13 to 18
Coached training camps during the summer.

Start date: TBC
Little Diggers Sessions
Saturday morning
Exact time TBC
Ages 4 to 12

Beginners’ Training Sessions
Friday
7pm - dark

We will allow prospective members to attend 1 or 2 of these evening sessions as tasters before deciding whether or not to become a member.

Starting in June we will be running monthly members-only tournaments which we will advertise at least 4 weeks ahead of schedule and will require sign-up. It will cost £10 per pair to participate and the winning pair will receive champions t-shirts to treasure forever.

During the summer we plan on running at least one women’s, men’s, mixed, and beginners’ tournament and during the off-season we aim to run regular mixed tournaments. 

Please ensure you rake the sand after playing and be sure to take any rubbish home with you.
As many of you will be aware, there is a small parking area available near the courts where parking charges apply. If you become a member and wish to apply for a permit or have any questions please email carparks@oxford.gov.uk or call 01865 252489. The club will then be contacted by the council to confirm membership.

Staying in touch
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.

Under normal circumstances, informal play on weekends is often coordinated via a WhatsApp group, which is open to members only. At present, this group provides notifications and updates and is a valuable means of our members knowing when a booking has been cancelled and a court is now free. To be added to the WhatsApp group, please send us your phone number.



Facilities - please check council information for current status of general facilities in Cutteslowe Park
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.