Rules and Regulations

Rain Cancellations: *All leagues play rain or shine, we will send out an email cancelling if there is lighting but we will only cancel within a half hour of the posted start time*

1. Player Requirements
Competitive, Intermediate, & Recreational 6’s are played with 6 players on the court. Anything less than 3
players will result in a default. Intermediate & Competitive 4’s are played with 4 players on the court. A
minimum of 1 female and 1 male must be on the court at all times for all 4’s divisions, a minimum of 2 females and 2 males must be on the court for all 6’s divisions.

2. Start Time  
If a team does not meet the minimum requirement five minutes after the official match start, they will
default the first game by a score of 25‐0. If the minimum requirement is not met fifteen minutes after the
match begins, then they will default the entire match; when possible, teams can reschedule games to
allow short‐handed teams to acquire more players.

3. Scoring
The team who wins the most games in that time wins the match. All games are played to 25 points with
rally point scoring (ie. a point is scored on every serve) and must be won by 2 points, with a 27 point cap.
The team that is ahead when the final whistle blows will be credited with a win for that game. If the two
teams are tied in the game being played when the final whistle blows, then one rally point will be played
to determine the winner of that game.

4. Recording Scores
Score keeper/Referee will be responsible for keeping the score. Both captains must initial the score sheet
at the end of the game for the score to be valid. Scores are to be recorded by games won and lost, with
the winning team being circled.

5. Referees
When no referee is present, the score keeper may be called upon to reside over an disputed call. If the
score keeper is not willing, or able, to resolve the dispute, the point will be reserved. Teams are expected
to be honest and foster a high level of sportsmanship at all times. We rely on your spirit of sportsmanship
and honesty to keep the matches fun and enjoyable for all.

6. Volleying a Serve
A player may never volley a serve in the 4s division only.

7. Volleying (for 4s division only)
Once the ball is in play (after the serve), you may volley the first hit, however, it must be a clean volley (ie.
very little spin) and may only be volleyed to a teammate and not over the net. Competitive 4’s division cannot volley a “free” ball, it must be a hard driven hit. A second hit may be volleyed over the net only if you are intentionally setting your attacker for them to spike the ball (the ball is allowed to drift over the net).

8. Attack
In all 4’s divisions, a player is not allowed to complete an attack‐hit using an “open‐handed tip” or directing the ball with the
fingers. A tip must be with a closed hand (hard contact with the ball) or intentional spike, block, or

9. Player Rotations
In 4’s divisions, you do not have to rotate your players around the court, but you must rotate your servers.
In 6’s divisions, you must follow the same rotation as in court volleyball ‐ ie. players must rotate positions
(from back right, to middle back, to back left, to front left, to front middle, to front right). In addition,
players in the back court may not attack or block from the front court (although there is no attack line,
please respect this rule).

10. Blocking
In 6s division, if a player blocking touches the ball on the block, it is counted as the first touch. The blocker
may play the ball off his/her own block. These two contacts are counted as one touch. In 4s division, the
above counts as two touches.

11. Playing the Ball
Players may play the ball off any part of their body.

12. Contacting the net and crossing under the net
Players may not touch the net at any time during play. A player may cross under the net without violation
as long as they do not touch anyone on the other team or interfere with them playing the ball or make
contact with the net. A player is then allowed to return to their own side and play continues.

13. Serving
Net serves are allowed (the ball is allowed to contact the net on the serve). All divisions except Recreational 6’s have unlimited serves, Rec 6’s are only allowed 5 in a row.

14. Court Side Changes
In sunny or windy conditions, where one side of the court offers an advantage, teams will change sides
after every 10 points scored.

15. Scoring
Points will be rewarded as follows:
‐ Two points per win
‐ Bonus point per match win

16. Playoffs
All teams play in the playoffs during the last two weeks of the season.

17. Personal Belongings
Please place all personal belongings on the patio area to avoid any injuries! Please keep children
clear of the court area.

Court Etiquette
Please keep the courts safe for all players. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are bikes allowed on the courts. This is for
the safety of players on all courts. Beach chairs and lawn chairs are permitted on the patio area.

Rules Changes for Intermediate and competitive 4’s only



  • No volley on serve
  • No open hand tips
  • Block counts as a touch
  • No volley on free balls


  • No volley on serve
  • No open hand tips
  • Block counts as a touch
  • Can volley on free balls

Facility Rules
1. There will be no smoking or drinks other than water allowed on the courts.
2. Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
3. Children are not to be on the courts during league play.
4. No glass bottles are permitted on the premises.
5. All cars must have a parking pass, free of charge. Any cars without a pass will be towed at owner’s
expense. This is the result of baseball athletes using The Tennis School parking lot… not that we don’t have
enough parking as it is!
6. EVP is located on private property. Gates will be locked nightly. If your vehicle is left on the property after
hours, you may retrieve it the following morning when The Tennis School re‐opens.
7. Proper volleyball attire is required at all times.
8. Any injuries must be reported to EVP staff. A First Aid kit is located in the snack bar, please ask EVP staff
for assistance.
10. Players are responsible for wearing footwear when not on the sand courts.
11. Please be courteous and use discretion when bringing pets to the facility. Players are responsible for
cleaning up and monitoring their pets while on the facility premise. Please no loud barking dogs. and pets are not allowed on the courts at any time!
12. Snacks are permitted on premises.  Please refrain from bringing in outside food and beverage. The snack bar
will be open for purchase of food and beverage products.
13. Please use receptacles for garbage and recycling.
14. The facility is not responsible for any personal belongings. If you lose an item, a lost and found will be kept
in the snack bar. Please check with EVP staff for lost items.
15. Players are not permitted to use facility without express permission from Matt Green, President of EVP.