Sport

Players on the rebound for event

STATE TITLES: Daniel Facier gets in some training ahead of the State Indoor Beach Volleyball Championships being held at Beach 365. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
STATE TITLES: Daniel Facier gets in some training ahead of the State Indoor Beach Volleyball Championships being held at Beach 365. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

INDOOR sports are frantic by nature - played in close quarters the action is always fast and there is little time to think, with the competitors having little time to react.

These aspects of indoor sport will be on display when Beach 365 hosts the first Queensland Rebound Volleyball championships today and over the weekend.

Rebound Volleyball originated in Perth 15 years ago. The sport is now popular across the country and is played in Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Mandurah, Darwin, Alice Springs, Moorebank, Newcastle, Townsville, Mackay and Brisbane.

It is a dynamic game with similar tactics and skills to squash, indoor cricket, and both indoor and beach volleyball. The game is fast but injuries rarely occur, making it a popular choice for all ages, and it also attracts players from traditional volleyball.

All the usual rules of volleyball apply and the players cannot hit the ball off the net on serve but are allowed once the ball is in play.

There are 30 teams registered for the tournament with more than 200 players participating. Teams will be representing areas including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gatton, Ipswich, Mackay, Maroochydore, Toowoomba and Townsville.

Players will compete in six divisions: open men, open women, open mixed, men's masters, ladies masters, mixed masters.

Games start today at 11.30am and the men's gold medal match is on Sunday at 4pm. Beach 365 is at 2/31 Steptoe St, East Bundaberg.

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