Charlottetown Volleyball

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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.

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There is not much equipment required for volleyball: your basic athletic shorts, shirt, and a non-marking court shoe with good support and spring.

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For the spectator, Charlottetown offers a wide variety of competitive action. At the University of PEI, the women's team plays in the AUS (Atlantic Universitry Sport) Conference undre the direction of the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).

Games are also played in the summer evenings at various parks, and you can usually find a drop-in position if you just show up.

For more info contact PEI Volleyball at (902) 569-0583 or Cavendish Beach Volley in Charlottetown (902-368-4110)

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