Spike Monkeys Volleyball Club: Adults Only (nominal fees apply)

The club does not have a qualified volleyball coach, but does have very experienced players to assist novices.

Beach Volleyball: -

Summer: Easter to September

Open to new comers - novice or experienced players (male or female).

Play evenings - 19:00 to 21:00hrs (weather / light permitting).

Courts are set up on Sandbanks beach (near the main beach carpark).

Casual play, often four a side - informal training as required. Emphasis is just to have fun and enjoy the beach environment (often have barbecue too).

Average attendance: 16 - 20

Indoor Volleyball: -

Open to new comers - novice or experienced players (male or female).

Team Training Tuesday evenings 20:00 to 22:00hrs (October to Easter).

Note: experienced new members are welcome to this session.

Novice Training Wednesday evenings 20:00 to 22:00hrs (October to Easter)

Venue: Sir David English Sports Centre - Bournemouth

Each evening is a mix of training and game play, on two volleyball courts (often retire to the pub afterwards).

Average attendance: 10- 15

Other Information: -

Spike Monkeys VC try not to take the game to seriously, but instead try to maintain a sociable club spirit. Pub nights, meals, and barbecues are a regular occurrence.

Beach Volleyball - most player play beach volleyball just for fun, but some enter competitions such as the Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Classic, and other competitions around the south of England.

Winter League - for 2006/7 there will be two teams entered: -

1) Division I

2) Division II

Contact Name:
Darren Williams

Spike Monkeys Volleyball Club

PBVA Division 2 & 3 Winners 2005-6

Spike Monkeys Volleyball Club

Chairman: Fred Hampson

Club Captain: Darren Williams

Treasurer: Bob Hipkiss

E-mail: spikemonkey@hotmail.com

Website : www.spikemonkey.com

We are a relatively recently formed club, having taken part in the PBVA with two teams for 3 seasons.

We would very much welcome new members. Practices for the winter season take place at the David English Sports Centre on East Way in Bournemouth . The first session from 7-8pm is for beginners/improvers when coaching will be given by club members. Enthusiasm is the main requirement!

From 8-10 is team practice when coaching is similarly provided, although for some of us no matter how hard we try we’re not getting any better (but we enjoy it so what the hell).

The culmination of this intense training regime is the matches that we play on a Thursday evening at the Dolphin Centre. As you can see from the above, both teams were successful last season and won their respective divisions.

From around May Bank Holiday onwards we play on Sandbanks beach just over from the main car park, from 7pm onwards. This is purely a social night to which everyone and anyone is welcome to come and play in 6's, 4's, pairs etc. There is usually a bbq on the go too.

The summer also sees us off to a number of tournaments. We go to exotic locations such as Exeter , Winchester , Romsey, Gloucester , Hamworthy (when its running) and, the highlight... Bath . (Where publicans tend to plan the peak of their annual turnover when we visit).

More generally we also do a range of social activities around Bournemouth and Poole , usually featuring lager at some point.

Come and give us a try, or for more information please contact any of the above members.

Spike Monkeys.

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