The net height shall be 7’ – 11 5/8”
You need at least 6 players to a team.
Teams will consist of 3 men and 3 women.
A team can play with 5 players as long as there is a 3/2 or 2/3 male to female ratio.
Four players can also play, but must have at least 1 person of the opposite sex playing.
Less than 4 players or not at least a 1/3 ratio it is a forfeit.
All Games will be scored by rally scoring.
Every point will count towards the score.
All 3 games will be played to 21 points with the team having a minimum of a 2 point lead.
In case of a score not settled at 21, a team must still win by 2 or the first team to 27 regardless if there is a two point difference.
A match consists of three games. League champions are determined by matches won and lost.
First tie breaker is games won & lost.
A coin will be flipped prior to the first game with the winner of the flip getting the choice of service or selecting the side to receive the serve.
The team that serves first in game 1 will also serve first in game 3.
The ball must be served 5-10 seconds of the referees whistle.
The serve is unlimited.
Players must be in alternating positions (man, woman, man), they may shift once the ball is served.
There are no Sex Rules.
Any combination of players is a legal volley.
A ball must clear the net on a serve.
If a ball touches the net on the serve it is a dead ball.
Receiving the Serve:
Players are not allowed to block the serve.
When receiving the serve a player may set the first hit.
The ball must be set to their own team mates.
The serve may not be set over the net.
You may bump the serve over the net.
Rules of the Game:
There is no center line.
A foot fault will only occur if you interfere with the opposing team's play of the ball.
Players may not make contact with the net or any part of it, including the poles and cables while a point is in play.
If contact occurs, the opposing team wins the point.
A legal hit is any clean hit of the body from the knee cap to the top of the head.
No underhand palm hits will be allowed. This will be called for an illegal hit or a carry.
A double hit when trying to block a hard driven spike or return a serve is a legal hit as long as it is done in the same receiving motion.
Players may block above the net. A block is not a hit.
Players in the back row may not spike or block at the net.
There is no 10 foot line in Club Tavern Sand Volleyball Leagues. So the 10 foot line is the ref’s judgment.
Each team will be allowed one timeout for one minute during each game.
There will be a maximum of a 2 minute break between games.
Rotation & Tardy Players:
Rotation of players is allowed but teams must rotate in at the same positions.
If a match has started and a player shows up, and the team is not playing at 6 players then that player can step in at the next rotation as long as the ratios are kept in place to have a legal team.
If they have 6 players then that player can rotate in.
Only team manager or co-managers may dispute a call.
Please do so in a calm business like manner.
The ref may eject from the game and the Club Tavern any unruly players.
If this happens, the manager, the offending player, the ref and Moose will get together before that player is allowed to play again.
The wind/sun rule may be invoked by either manager or the ref.
The wind/sun rule states that if the elements create an unfair advantage for one side of the court.
During the third match the teams will switch sides at 11 points.
A forfeit of the first game will occur if a team does not have the required number of players or the right ratio present 5 minutes after scheduled game time or court availability if previous match runs late.
Remaining games will be forfeit if a legal line-up is not present 15 minutes after scheduled time.
Cancellations and Make-ups:
Games will be cancelled for inclement weather.
If a night is cancelled it will be made up on the rain days.
Club Tavern will try to get a hold of each team's captain.
It is the captain's responsibility to inform the other members of the team.
If a league is cancelled in the middle of league play all of the games of that match will be made up.
Games will be cancelled for inclement weather by 5:30 p.m. of the scheduled day.
Club Tavern’s Phone number is 836-3773 or our website is clubtavern.com Also if your team can't play you need to inform us and call the other team's captain.
50 Pitchers = $25 Club Tavern Gift Card
100 Pitchers = $50 Club Tavern Gift Card
150 Pitchers = $75 Club Tavern Gift Card
200 Pitchers = $100 Club Tavern Gift Card & Club Tavern T-shirts for the team
300 Pitchers = $150 Club Tavern Gift Card & Club Tavern Staff Shirts for the team
Winner of the Pitcher Race receives a free session of Volleyball!