Grass Volleyball

Whether you're a seasoned player or just looking to have some fun in the sun, this version of volleyball has a charm that's hard to resist.

In Eastern Pennsylvania, grass is king. It's a great opportunity to get outside and stay active while having a blast with your friends.

Mens A Grasss Doubles Volleyball Tournament passing the ball
Blocking the ball grass women's doubles volleyball
friends hanging out under a tent at the grass volleyball tournament
blocking and hitting at the Grass Quads tournament

Grass volleyball is a variation of outdoor volleyball that combines some of the best elements from both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. It’s traditionally played as doubles, triples, or quads, and you don't need a gym or sand court. Any park or field with grass will do.

Eastern Pennsylvania is home to the Pottstown Rumble, one of the largest grass volleyball tournaments in the world. One of the things that makes Pottstown unique is playing by “Old School Rules.” These rules have been adopted for most tournaments in the region, including the Susquehanna Smash, and East Coast Volleyball’s Summer Series, and we run Philadelphia Volleyball events by similar rules.

Womens A Grasss Doubles Volleyball Tournament at the Art Museum
Friends playing pickup grass volleyball at dairy field
spiking the ball at the art museum grass volleyball tournament
Hitter and blocker dueling at the net during womens grass volleyball tournament

Key "Old School" rules

  • Large Court (30x60)
  • No Let serves (serve touching the net)
  • Block does not count as a touch
  • No open-hand tips, sets or pushes over the net

Upcoming Events

Grass events are dependent on weather. Our organizers will usually run events whenever we have nice weather and sunlight. The season usually runs between April and October.

It's currently winter, so there are few if any grass events being run.

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