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Arlington Parks offers recreational volleyball


August 8, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Sam Bhandal gets low for the bump on the serve at Post Middle School in Arlington on Aug. 3.

Arlington Parks and Recreation offers a variety of options when it comes to athletics including recreational volleyball. Arlington's adult volleyball program has been going strong for over a decade and they have no plans on slowing down.

Recreational volleyball is held every Friday evening, excluding holidays and June 1-8, from 7-9 p.m., and is located in the gym at Post Middle School, Arlington. Participation is permitted with a simple check-in sheet and the low cost of $2 per night.

"I never played sports when I was younger but picked up volleyball and took some lessons back in the late '80s. I brought that over here and wanted to continue playing with people in the local community. This group has been coming out here for the past several years and they will take every opportunity to get in the gym and play," said Program Coordinator Rick Gaynor.

Andrew Hines

Matt Tice scores on his first serve of the game at Post Middle School in Arlington on Aug. 3.

The open gym time allows for anyone to come and participate and get in a good workout with some local volleyball enthusiasts. All of the games are in a pick-up style, so you don't need to register or sign-up prior to attending one of the sessions.

"It's good exercise and it's not a contact sport, so I think it comes down to more finesse. Anyone can play it and it doesn't matter how big or small you are, you can be pretty good. One of the best parts is how much it brings everyone together. We have a lot of diversity every Friday and it's fun to get to know everyone through the game," said Gaynor.

If you want to know more about recreational clubs and sports in the Arlington area you can go to or contact Sarah Lopez, Community Revitalization Project Manager, at


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