Volleyball is a sport for kids and adults of varying skill levels. About 2.5 million people pay volleyball recreationally or competitively in Canada.
Volleyball is played by two teams of six, on a "court" with a high net in the middle. The goal is to hit a ball over the net, so your opponents cannot hit it back, to earn a point. Fifteen points wins a game, and matches are typically best-of-three or best-of-five. The game is played using three key skills: "Bump", "Set" and "Spike".
Beach Volleyball is played with between two and six players per side on a sand court. Fewer the players requires a higher skill level and greater teamwork. 10 million people playing in competitive beach volleyball leagues each summer.
There is not much equipment required for volleyball: your basic athletic shorts, shirt, and a non-marking court shoe with good support and spring.
For the spectator, Oakville-Burlington offers a wide variety of competitive action. If you wish to get involved in league play, contact the local Parks and Recreation deparment or contact Burlington Amateur Sports Leagues 905-637-6482 or the Halton Hills Mixed Volleyball League (no phone number) which also have a summer beach volleyball program.
Games are also played in the summer evenings at various parks around town, and you can usually find a drop-in position if you just show up