Social Beach Volleyball Term 1 2024

4 a-side social beach is back for term 4! We will again be running 2 nights - Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 8 weeks. 

Come down and have some fun at the beauiful Mount Maunganui Main Beach on Tuesday's and Wednesday's after work. Enjoy a good night of exercise while having fun with family and friends. Join the awesome atmosphere of the 4 a-side competition. Beach volleyball is an awesome way to keep active, and meet lots of new people. All skill levels are welcome!

All draws

Please note that draws are subject to change.

Dates: (includes both Tuesday's and Wednesday's)

January: 30th and 31st

February: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th

March: 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th 

April: 2nd and 3rd

Note: There are no games on the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of March due to other beach bookings on the beach. 

Game Times: 6:00pm, 6.30pm or 7.00pm on both days. 

Cost: $260 per team


  • Beginner
  • Competent 
  • Competitive 

Location: Mount Maunganui Main Beach East - by Commons Ave toilet block

Registrations close on the 22nd of January!

There is a restriction of 72 teams per night - so you need to get in quick!

Once we have reached maximum capacity, teams who register after this will be put on a waitlist.


Cancelations and weather updates will be made by 3pm by email.

Please note all fees must be paid using the pay now debit or credit card option (at the bottom of this page) or bank transfer. We do not have on site eftpos.

Bank account details for payment of fees: 

Volleyball Bay of Plenty

Account: 02-0466-0299526-00

Reference: Person who registered team's full name

If your team is unable to play or players are away please try to find replacement players or contact volleyball BOP as soon as possible so we can re-do the draw.

4 a-side Beach Volleyball Rules​​​​​​​

Competitive grade

For this grade, players will need to follow the basic beach volleyball rules which are:

  • A player cannot receive the serve with a setting movement, unless it is clean (no double hit)
  • If a player touches the ball on the block and it comes down on their side of the net, that counts as one of the 3 touches.
  • Players cannot tip the ball with an open hand, they must either spike the ball or hit it with their kunckles

Competent and beginner grade

This grade will follow basic indoor rules so that everyone gets good rallies.

  • 4 players on each team aim to hit the ball over the net with their hands, although it is permissible for any part of the body to be used to hit the ball.
  • When a receiving team gained the right to serve, its players rotate on position clockwise. The next rally then begins with a serve by the player who has just moved into the server’s position.
  • A team scores a point if it hits the ball and it lands in the opposition’s court.
  • A team may hit the ball three times to return it, but no player can hit the ball twice in a row including if it hits one part of their body and then rebounds to another part. A block is not counted as a hit and the same player can hit the ball again. After a block the team still has three hits
  • Rallies can be lost by hitting the ball out of play or into the net.
  • Shots may be blocked before they cross the net, as long as the blocker does not touch or reach over the net.
  • The ball can be directed anywhere into the opponent’s court.
  • The ball can be played off the net during a rally.
  • The ball may not be carried, pushed or dunked.
  • Teams will change sides at half time (15 minutes)


  • Serves are to be made from behind the black line and may be struck under of over arm with any part of the hand, fist or arm.
  • The server continues to serve until the serving team loses the point.


  • Rally Point Scoring is used i.e. The winner of each rally, irrespective of which team served, scores a point.