THOSE looking for a new sport to enjoy whilst also improving their fitness at the same time have the perfect opportunity to do both by teaming up with volleyball enthusiasts in Redditch.
People of various ages, nationalities and ethnicity from all walks of the community have been enjoying volleyball matches on a leisurely basis at the court at Arrow Valley Countryside Centre off Battens Drive and they are keen for more new faces to join the fun.
Organiser Mumtaz Shah said: “The group have great fun playing volleyball. It’s a very active sport which is not difficult to play and our sessions will only get bigger, better and more enjoyable as more people become involved.
“Whenever the weather is good you will see us playing at Arrow Valley Park regularly throughout the summer and we are also hopeful of being able to get some sessions up and running at St Augustine’s High School soon.
“Everyone is welcome to come and join us, no matter what their ability, and we would like to stress this is a case of people playing to get and keep fit, rather than the other way around. You don’t need to be fit to start playing with the group.
“Nobody will be turned away, so people should have no qualms about their age, size or whatever it may be.”
An ideal opportunity to find out more about the group arrives later this month as part of Volleyball England’s Go Spike initiative taking place across the country and locally at Arrow Valley Park.
For three days over the bank holiday weekend (May 24-26) the grass court will be open between 1-4pm each day for people to come along and see for themselves what the sessions have to offer.
There will be coaching on offer and chances to play and some of those already involved in the leisurely Redditch sessions will be on hand to answer any questions people may have.
For more details about the Redditch Volleyball Club Go Spike event visit www.gospike.net/search. You can also call Mumtaz Shah on 07830 164473 and visit www.redditch.gov.uk.
Mumtaz Shah prepares to try and ‘spike’. Picture by Marcus Mingins. 2014028MMR2.
Matthew Hall in the thick of the action. Picture by Marcus Mingins. 2014028MMR3.
Marcin Czuba in possession during a training session. Picture by Marcus Mingins. 2014028MMR4.