Monday Night Volleyball
Play good, coed, pickup volleyball most Monday evenings throughout the year either indoors in upper Georgetown/Glover Park from September through May or on outdoor sand courts near Lincoln Memorial in June, July, and August. Advance reservations are not required; just show up. Teams are formed on the spot. With Ski Club volleyball, you will typically play more games per evening than at most leagues. Enjoy optional beer and pizza afterward.
September – May:
We have three nets at Jelleff Community Center, 3265 “S” Street NW, just a half a block off Wisconsin Avenue. Map: Click here. We play Mondays, with the exception of Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Columbus Day. Any Monday with a holiday and District of Columbia offices are closed, then Jelleff will not be open. Play runs from 6:45 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Cost is $5 for Ski Club members, $8 for non-members. No bills over $20 accepted. There is an ATM on Wisconsin Ave. half a block away.
Free parking in the lot at Jelleff. Right when we start, a lot of soccer parents are picking up their young players, so the parking lot tends to be full until 7:15 p.m. If you arrive earlier than that, just park on “S” Street away from the parking meters – it’s a two-hour zone. This is a very safe neighborhood.
June – August:
Next play in June 2017
During the summer, we play at the "Sand Courts" near the Lincoln Memorial from 6 PM – sunset. It's mostly "B" court players in this group, with a few A's sprinkled in. Many of our "A" court players are playing doubles for the summer.
Address: 100 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037 Cost: Free.
Map: Click here. Directions: (1) For those using Metro, Foggy Bottom is the closest Metro stop. It’s about a half mile walk, so it takes about ten minutes for most people. (2) For those who drive, parking is a challenge. Parking spaces near the courts are unavailable until ????? due to construction. But it's about a 5 minute walk from parking spaces on 23rd St and 22nd St, which open up after 6:30 PM. .
Courts are no longer being reserved. We play on one of the five non-permit courts. A net (and boundary lines) may be available in case we have to play in the grass. Bring water, sunscreen and a lawn chair for sitting.
After both the Summer and Winter sessions, sometimes players go out for optional beer and pizza (and other items on the menu) at Froggy Bottom Pub , 2021 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 338-3000.
We have two levels of play: intermediate and advanced. This is not “picnic volleyball.” We play by the rules. Play on our A-level court is quite competitive. When we have enough players for sixes, they use a floating setter and a three-person attack on the front row. Otherwise, they play 3's or 4's on the A-court. Play on our advanced court is often fierce.
Can you bump? Can you set? If your answers are “yes”, try our intermediate court. Rusty players are welcome. We'll give you tips to get going. Really, we're pretty accepting on the "B" Court.
Skill levels vary on the intermediate court, so, for safety reasons, we try to stress three house rules: 1) Do not chase the ball onto another court. i.e. stop running at the boundary line; 2) When possible, try to take all three hits before returning the ball over the net; 3) The setter gets the second touch.
Contact us before Monday because we’ll be playing volleyball!
Should I become a member of the Ski Club?
Some of you newcomers will get hooked and choose to come virtually every Monday. If you’re in that group, you should consider joining Ski Club of Washington D.C., our sponsoring organization. Memberships begin at $35 a year, so if you play Monday volleyball more than 12 times during the "school year", you will save money by joining. SCWDC sponsors other sport and social activities year-round, most of which are inexpensive, and almost all offer a discount to members.
To become a SCWDC member, use this link: All Things Membership on how to join on-line using your credit card, or mail your membership application and payment check to the SCWDC office.