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Sand volleyball is a growing sport in Sioux Falls, SD and is a fun way to stay active this summer.

Claire Brown, Staff Writer

Nothing can beat playing volleyball and feeling like you are at the beach, while being in South Dakota.

Sand volleyball is a growing sport around the nation and even in South Dakota. Sioux Falls in particular, has many sand volleyball courts and different leagues that people are able to join. Some of the most popular courts to play at in Sioux Falls are Digz volleyball, Riverdale Park and Cherry Rock Park.

Digz sand volleyball courts are located on the east side of town, very close to Dawley Farms. Digz is one of the more popular places to play sand volleyball. They have multiple courts, which are definitely some of the most high-quality courts in Sioux Falls. They also have multiple leagues and tournaments for kids and adults. For youth, they have three different leagues: two on two for juniors and seniors, two on two for freshmen and sophomores and a league for middle schoolers. The league occurs every Sunday for youth and they also have leagues for adults five days out of the week. For adults, they have a six player, four player and two player option. Digz will for sure be a hot spot this summer for sand volleyball.

Riverdale Park and Cherry Rock Park are all Sioux Falls Park and Recreation parks. The sand volleyball courts are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Both parks have a sand league together for adults. The league starts on May 24, 2021, and goes through to the end of summer. The games are played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and they are all being played at 6:15 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.

Last summer a new restaurant opened, Squealer’s Smokehouse, and it has a sand volleyball court outside of the restaurant. Squealer’s is located in the north end of tea and provides plenty of entertainment for the Tea area and the Sioux Falls area. Before or after the guests eat they can play sand volleyball. Also, Squealer’s does offer a sand league in the summer that will begin May 25, 2021.
Sioux Falls has many opportunities to play sand volleyball this summer, and it is a fun activity to do with friends and family.