Beach volleyball tasters bring back Olympic spirit

Wandsworth Guardian: Beach volleyball tasters bring back Olympic spirit Beach volleyball tasters bring back Olympic spirit

People looking to rekindle the Olympic spirit are being offered the chance to take part in a special beach volleyball open day next weekend.

Barn Elms, in Rocks Lane, now boasts four beach volleyball courts which have been created using 1,000 tonnes of sand from last summer's Olympic venue in Horseguard's parade.

Wandsworth Council secured the sand to provide a long-lasting Olympic legacy for the borough, as part of a £45,000 project funded by Volleyball England and Sport England.

In an effort to support a lasting Olympic legacy, the open day is being held at the riverside sports arena on next Saturday (April 20) when aspiring Olympians will be able to try out the sport and test their volleyball skills.

Free taster sessions for both adults and juniors will be run between 10am and 2pm and there will be music and a barbecue to add to the atmosphere.

And from April 27, organised sessions will be taking place every week for those who want to take up the sport in earnest.

Junior classes will be at 11am every Saturday and cost £4, while adult sessions will start at midday and cost £6 per person.

For more information visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/barnelms, call 020 8876 9873 or email barnelms@wandsworth.gov.uk.

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