Volleyball WA Set to Stimulate Spontaneous Play


Volleyball WA is getting set to launch the Volleymates App later in October which will encourage the spontaneous playing of beach volleyball at beaches and parks across WA.

In 2021 the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries challenged sport to harness technology to innovate the delivery of sport to our community. Volleyball WA rose to the challenge to develop a project that would stimulate spontaneous play of volleyball at our Public Open Space courts. In WA there are several public courts located on beaches and in parks however without a net and balls usage was limited. The Volleyball WA project has resolved this challenge by creating a fully automated system of finding and booking a court and delivering the necessary equipment.

An initial trial will start on Saturday, October 22 at City Beach and Novelli Reserve, Piara Waters. People should download the Volleymates app to their phone via their internet browser www.volleyballwa.com.au/BookCourt, they will see a prompt to upload it and add it to their home screen. The cost is $25 for two hours.

The project is scalable and following a successful trial period Volleyball WA plan to include the entire public beach courts network throughout the state and looks forward to seeing more of the community playing volleyball on a beach or park near them soon.

Volleyball WA would like to thank its local government partners in this initial trial – the Town of Cambridge and the City of Armadale.

Stay tuned for more information and news relating to new locations.