The original mission statement from Peter Dore.
It still holds!
Grass Volleyball Mission
My goals for the Forest Park Open play
volleyball are simple.
1) Give people the opportunity to play
some good grass volleyball.
2) Give people a place to practice
for upcoming outdoor events.
3) Provide a fun volleyball
Hence, I want everyone to leave their
attitudes at home, if there is a conflict, just replay it and be
I want to always have one court reserved
for open play meaning 3's four's or more's up to 6 per side, so that everyone
does not feel like they have to play doubles.
I intend to have a coed doubles court,
two men's doubles courts, and a women's doubles court if there is enough
When more than two people are waiting to
play doubles either go to winner only stays two and then off system, or go to
qualifier court system, where one court is for deciding a winner to go to
higher court and play winner who stands there, so there will always be two new
teams for each match on the qualifier court, but the winner can stay as long
as they win on the championship court. I will try to bring some clip
boards for people to sign up for next match so we don't have any confusion as
to who is supposed to play next.
To make things simple, no finger action
open hand serve receive at all. Outdoor sets need to have little spin,
most places call it bad if the ball rotates 1.25 times, lets loosen that a
little to say up to 3 rotations. I would rather see a little spin and
less lift, and encourage people to use their hands instead of making them
afraid to set at all.
Not to be Napoleanistic, but just for
simplicity, I ask that everyone cooperate with each other, but if not, I am
the final word on matters, and if anyone can not abide by that, then they will
need to leave or not show up in the first place. I will be doing my best
to ensure that everyone has a good time, and that all is as fair as