Volleyball, Beach Volleyball &
Beach Sports In North Devon
Tel : 07773 382305

Training & Development

Beach Volleyball-please always check the twitter Feed before leaving home or if in doubt call Denise 07773382305 

The Academy of Beach Sports is based in Croyde during the summer and has one semi-permanent beach soccer pitch and four semi-permanent beach volleyball courts on Croyde beach by the river mouth, as well as two permanent courts at the Village Green.

The courts are traditionally put up on the First May Bank Holiday Monday with our Academy Dig in, all members are welcome on opening day to help establish the courts for the summer.

They are left up all summer and are open and to use when-ever you like, balls can be borrowed from Denise who lives in Croyde for your use.

Training times for beach volleyball every year from May  until the end of the summer term

2018 Monday 21st May to Thursday 19th July 8 weeks £32by BACS or £33.28 by paypal payable in advance register on the following links-please put the persons name as the reference when paying by BACS  

  • Monday Little Diggers 4:00-4:30
  • Monday Sprouting Spikers 4:30-5:30
  • Monday Hitting Hammers and Adults 5:30-6:30
  • Followed with open play
  • Thursday Little Diggers 4:00-4:30
  • Thursday Sprouting spikers 4:30-5:30
  • Thursday Hitting Hammers and Adults 5:30-6:30
  • Followed wth open play 

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    • to register for 2018

For further details please check other areas of the website or contact:

Junior Volleyball

Players/athletes looking to improve their all round game, strength, speed, fitness and mental strength no matter what sport are signposted to

For Junior Players we have our Saturday morning session for 8-18 year olds, this is also and we welcome parents/adult learners to learn with their children

        • There are numerous indoor volleyball club training nights-these run approx September to Easter
          • Monday Petroc- 6-8 pm-open game play in pairs, everyone welcome all levels
          • Wednesday Pilton School- 4:30-6:00pm U14 year 6,7,8&9  & 6:00-7:30pm U18 years 10,11,12&13  for committed players training for junior competitions
          • Thursday West Buckland School-  7:00pm-9:00pm-SW & NVL  team training
          • Saturday NDLC- 9:30-11:00am-8+ years-club training open to all ages and all levels, adults welcome to learn alongside children

School Clubs

The Academy of Beach Sports’s head coach and chair person Denise Austin coaches junior club sessions in several local schools including the following:

        • Mondays       – Braunton (after school).
        • Wednesdays – Pilton (after school).

If you would like a club coach to attend your school please get in touch with the Academy of Beach Sports via the website.

In addition The Academy runs several school volleyball competitions every year both indoor and on the beach. Highlights include: The Devon Schools Beach Volleyball Championships and The Devon Youth Games To Inspire.

Indoor Volleyball


Petroc Volleyball Academy

Petroc Volleyball visited Graz for two weeks in Spring 2014

Petroc Academy established in 2008 is one of the best colleges in the South West and Nationally, Petroc won double silver medals at the British College Championships in 2013 as well as winning the mens cup. This year through the leonardo project they have a two week funded trip to Graz to train with the volleyball academy in Austria.

        • Monday 4:30-6:00 pm
        • Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm


Denise Austin – Chairperson
Seabirds, Withywell Lane, Croyde, Devon. EX33 1PX
Tel: 01271 890676
Mob: 0777 33 82 305
Email: denise@beachvolleyballinc.com

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