Indoor and Outdoor Volleyball
Pick-up Games in Atlanta
Charlie's 'Wanna Be' Angels
This page has been retired and is no longer accurate.
*** OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL ***
The purpose of this web page is to invite you to occasional
grass and/or sand volleyball pick-up games (and see indoor section
below) in Atlanta, Georgia. We are meeting for fun and
training. These games are not sponsored by anyone, so
play at your own risk; we are not liable if you get hurt. Click
for pictures of April 3, 2005, 2004, 2003 (Oct.
22, Oct. 15), 2002 (May 27 -Memorial
Day, May 19), 2001
(July 18, July 11),
and May 7, 2000.
We get mostly "BB" and "A" level players, and play 2's,
3's, and occasional 4's. If you are new to volleyball,
this is not for you: See the indoor information below.
you should bring: Bring your net and volleyball (if you have them). Also,
bring enough water or other fluids to drink. Perhaps
a few snacks.
*** Outdoor Places to Play ***
Park, 2660 Osborne Road Atlanta, Georgia 30319. Take Peachtree
Road north past the Brookhaven Marta Station, turn left on Osborne
St. (the first light after Peachtree goes from 3 to 2 lanes). The
park is immediately on your left. (You've probably driven by it before
and never noticed it, so watch carefully.) Drive down the
service road and park. There is a bathroom and water fountain nearby
in the park. Note: This is not the same place as the Brookhaven
Boys and Girls Club, where some sand courts are. Also, this park
may have vagrants around, so keep an eye on your stuff, and keep
it safe around the bathrooms. Dekalb Parks & Recreation 404-371-2631;
"alcoholic beverages are not permitted". Please let me know if you find the bathrooms locked, and I'll get them unlocked.
(a) We normally meet on the 10th Street fields (Oak Hill). Park on 10th Street for these fields. Walk over the hill towards the lake - we play next to the inner road.
(b) Alternatively, you can play at the soccer fields
near 14th and Piedmont (west side of the park), north of Willy's
Address of Willy's: 1071 Piedmont
Road, Atlanta, GA 30309. You can park on 12th or 13th
near Piedmont. Another good parking option is 15th street, west
of Piedmont Road, but you must approach it going east from Peachtree
(from Colony Square).
(c) The newly opened Meadow (SE corner of the park) does not allow cleats or volleyball.
Park (770-451-1061 for the Tennis Center) at 3501 Ashford-Dunwoody
Road just north of Johnson Ferry Road, and just south of Marist
High School. The area is just inside loop 285 (exit 29),
and just east of GA 400. Click
for a quick map. Click
for a nice map. We will meet at the -far north- end
of the park (across Ashford-Dunwoody from the YMCA), near the covered
picnic area and softball diamond. There are drinking
fountains, a port-a-pottie (not yet in 2002), and a water spigot
there. Bathrooms are also available in the Tennis Center.
Park in Smyrna. Directions: From 285 in NW Atlanta,
take South Cobb Drive exit and go NW (outside the perimeter). Take
a right on McCauley Road. If you get to Concord Road,
you went too far. Tolleson has a sand court, and room
for many grass courts. There are bathrooms and water
in the building nearby.
Bridge Park: We occasionally meet there on weekends,
or with the Southern Fried Volleyball
Community Center, (770) 614-2060, 2723 N. Bogan Rd, Buford, GA 30519,
is in North Gwinnett (almost Hall co.). They have lights. (Yahoo
*** INDOOR VOLLEYBALL ***
Second Ponce de Leon Baptist
Church: 2715 Peachtree Rd NE,
Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-266-8111.
As of March 2005, Thursday night pick-up, open coed from 7-10 pm. The Church is located in south Buckhead at the corner of Peachtree and
Wesley rds. next to Christ The King Catholic Church.
Two courts available; all levels welcome.
Sports Academy: Sundays from 6:00-10:00pm (Jan 2004). Fee
$5.00, walk-in; 5 courts. As of January 2004, there is no
Wednesday open play. Christy Howard at 770-614-6686 x106 or
Center: 4285 Brogdon Exchange, Suwanee, GA 30024. Many leagues,
many levels, many nights. For more information call 678-714-7454 or email
Presbyterian Church (map):
1994 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 404-634-3355 (at the corner
of North Druid Hills and Clairmont): As of January 2004, $3
open play on Wednesday nights has been suspended, perhaps until
summer 2004. Roughly 'BB' level play. League play
on Mondays from January 2004. Questions: Julie Davis at
Concourse Athletic Club (King/Queen
buildings at 400 and 285) is having open play for Indoor volleyball on Sundays between 2 pm and 5 pm (as of November 2005).
Please contact Bill Browning at or 678-357-9402 for more information.
United Methodist Church (Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody): As
of December 2003, plays every Wednesday from 9 to 11PM for $3. The
gym was opened May 2001 after renovation, and has two nets.
'B' level play.
Methodist Church (1801 Ben King Road): For singles, age 35 and older.
Experienced beginners and some intermediates. Wednesdays at 7:30
pm for $1. The best way to the church from I-75 North is to get
off at Chastain, turn left, and go past Kennesaw State (which is
on the right). The next light will be at Big Shanty. Turn right,
then go through 4-way stop. The road is now called Ben King and
the church is about the fourth church on the left. Play at the fellowship
hall: the big building on left back side of the church. Brian at
County Recreation Center: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30; $2 per
person; two nets. Open play is through September 5, 2001 (The
regular league season starts September 12th.) 7545 N Main
Street, Woodstock, Ga 30188; 770-924-7768. (source: Kelly R.)
Community Center will have a Thursday league in September 2001;
$240/team. 175 Roswell Street, 678-297-6150. As of January
2004, may have free Wednesday night open play.
Park Gym (Hammond & Glenridge in Sandy Springs) 2005 Spring Volleyball
League: Wednesday "Men & Women Power", Thursday: "Coed
Power" League. Entry deadline in Monday, March 21, 2005; play
begins Monday March 28, 2005. Team cost is $280. Contact Chris
Brown at 404-597-6095.
St. James UMC: Directions: From Lenox Mall, take Peachtree north, just past Phipps Plaza and Roswell Rd., Turn left at Peachtree-Dunwoody (across from the BP station). The church is located 1.4 miles north on Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd., on the left.
County / Mt. Tabor Park: Volleyball and Walleyball league.
Contact Daphne Waller at
. (May 2003)
Sandy Plains Baptist Church: Open play coed at 7pm every Monday
night. Level is mixed and anyone is welcome. Church is in NE Cobb County on Sandy Plains at Post Oak
Tritt Road near Big Lots and McDonalds.
Tim 770-630-2757. (January 2005)
As of May 2001,
we are no longer playing at Peachtree
Presbyterian Church in Buckhead (3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta,
GA 30305, 404-842-5800).
*** MORE INFO & LINKS ***
For more additional information about volleyball
in Atlanta (including tournaments),
see the Southern Fried Volleyball Club (www.sfvc.org
and email list),
Volleyball Atlanta (www.volleyballatlanta.org
and AtlantaVolleyball.net (schedule).
Also, Vertical One.