Academy of Beach Sports




Academy of Beach Sports (ABS) is an indoor and beach volleyball club based in North Devon.

Our indoor programme is centred around Barnstaple and our beach programme is centred around Croyde.

Volleyball is a great sport open to all genders and can be played all year round. Here at ABS we have successful indoor and beach programmes.

Our aim is to work with all comers to volleyball, regardless of age and ability.

The coaches at ABS are all qualified to national standards and include 2 coaches who work with the England Junior National teams.

It is the club’s intention that club members can play for fun and, if they desire, play in teams that are in the National and South West indoor Leagues. As we develop our junior players, they will be entered into local and national indoor team events.

On the beach, we will encourage our players to pair up and play in nationwide beach events, entering the various beach tournaments up and down the country. As a club we have our annual King and Queen of the beach competition which is accredited to the UK Beach Series. Every year we encourage as many of our members as possible to enter the National Championships held at Sand Banks, Bournemouth, Dorset.

If you fancy joining our club take a look at our membership page.

If you would like to be kept update about what is going on but are not a member then send your email address to our chairperson.