Skegness hosts beach volleyball tour

Skegness will host the opening games of the National Volleyball England Beach Tour
Skegness will host the opening games of the National Volleyball England Beach Tour
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The opening games of the National Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) will take place in Skegness in two weeks’ time.

The event, hosted by East Lindsey District Council for the fifth year running, includes the opening games of the VEBT tour. Games are free to watch in a purpose built grandstand on Central Beach. Visitors will be able to see more than 100 players compete over the two days (June 14-15).

Free to use Go-Spike courts will be set up for those wanting to try their hand at volleyball.

A team of volunteers will join representatives from Volleyball England for the event.

Portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, coun Adam Grist, said: “This event is a major one in the summer tourism calendar drawing in crowds from across the UK. We hope the event will once again provide a real boost to the local economy with competitors, their families and spectators choosing to stay in the area to enjoy what the district has to offer.

“This isn’t just about visitors though, we also want local people to take the opportunity to enjoy this great sport whether as a spectator or volunteer. Each year we have a fantastic band of local volunteers helping to make sure the event runs smoothly while gaining valuable experience along the way.”

The weekend has become a huge draw for the coastal resort since first coming to the town in 2010, with crowds in excess of 3,000 gathering on the beach to see last year’s action and just as many expected this year. After Skegness, the tour continues to Great Yarmouth.

To find out more visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/beachvolleyball or www.volleyballengland.org.