The Florida Region of USA Volleyball has announced that the Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex is open for business and already booking events. The location of the new sand complex is at the Hickory Point Recreational Complex, located at 27341 State Road 19, Tavares FL 32778. This event is open to the public.
“We’ve already hosted an all-star tournament including teams from as far as Texas and California,” notes Ashley Shewey, Marketing Coordinator, “and are continually building events for the complex, and hope to become the beach volleyball destination in the southeast! The facility itself is amazing.”
Steve Bishop, Executive Director for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball commented, “This unique partnership between Lake County, Lake County Water Authority and our non-profit corporation demonstrates how great things can happen when organizations come together with a common goal. The new sand volleyball complex will bring many volleyball enthusiasts to Lake County in the coming years as we focus on hosting events for amateurs and professionals of all ages. This is truly a win-win for Lake County and for the sport of volleyball.”
Hickory Point Beach is a 20-court sand volleyball complex located on Lake Harris at the Hickory Point Recreational Complex in Tavares, FL. The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved the $398,000 plan with a 5-0 vote and praised the project as a win/win for all parties involved. The Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex resides at the 68-acre Hickory Point Recreational Complex that currently has five soccer fields operated by Lake County Soccer. The sand volleyball complex will have professional level net systems, lights, permanent restrooms, an intercom system, web cams and twenty-four inches of top-grade sand. In addition to the two sports, the complex also has boat docks, children’s play area, a two-story pavilion, nature walk, free parking and a beautiful view of Lake Harris.
Events at Hickory Point Beach will include tournaments, leagues, camps and clinics. Organizations that could benefit from a sand volleyball complex of this magnitude are USA Beach Volleyball, NCAA Sand Volleyball, American Volleyball Coaches Association, Florida High School Athletic Association, Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association, The National Volleyball League, National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association, Lake Sumter State College, local high schools and charities. Future plans include opening a beach volleyball academy with an educational component similar to the Club Med Academies program in Port St. Lucie, FL
About Florida Region of USA Volleyball: The Florida Region of USA Volleyball is a 501c3 non-profit that began operations in the 1960’s and was officially incorporated in 1982 to promote the sport of volleyball and to create competitive playing opportunities for volleyball enthusiasts of all ages throughout the State of Florida. The Florida Region is one of the 40 regional volleyball associations under the umbrella of USA Volleyball and currently serves over 12,500 members. Indoor and outdoor programming is available for adults, juniors, coaches and officials. The Florida Region of USA Volleyball headquarters is located in Eustis, FL. Additional information on the Florida Region can be found at: www.FloridaVolleyball.org
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