Lots of volleyball players wish that they had a dedicated volleyball facility to play at. That dream came true in Lexington in late April with the opening of Bluegrass Volleyball Center. BVC, for short, hosts 8 volleyball courts: 4 outdoor sand courts, 2 indoor sand courts, 2 indoor hard courts and has several unique features. It is the only facility in the area to offer indoor sand and hard courts. Off the court, they serve up a wide variety of food and beverages, including beer, so the fun never stops.
BVC is open every day of the week. They offer a wide variety of recreational leagues, drills classes, youth leagues, private and semi-private instruction and open or “pick-up” play most every day. Tournaments are hosted on weekends, bringing teams in from surrounding cities like Cincinnati and Louisville. A tiki hut and lots of tables and umbrellas outside provide a “beach” atmosphere for summer play. When it’s raining or in cold weather, the indoor mezzanine has lots of seating, 2 big screen tvs and great viewing of all the indoor play. In the fall, BVC plans on offering other activities like glow volleyball for a bit of extra fun.
“My goal was to create a place where everyone who wants to play volleyball is welcome, regardless of age or skill level,” said owner, Brenda Tollett. “We’ve only been open for a couple of months and we’ve been busy. On a typical Sunday, we’ll have players come out for an afternoon of sand volleyball, and around 6pm, wash up, come inside and play on the hard court until we close at 11pm. I have had so many players come up and thank me for making this facility happen. Everyone tells me they love it.”
And the players do, indeed, love it. Kelly Cortinas moved to Lexington from Florida the week BVC opened. “I love BVC because it has allowed me to meet new people and play a sport that I love in a non-judgmental environment. I really look forward to playing there every week,” says Kelly. Jenni Morgan, head volleyball coach at Dunbar High School says “BVC offers a lot of opportunities for players of all ages and skill level and I’m excited because BVC will help us to grow the sport of volleyball in Lexington and the surrounding area.” Caitlyn Kogge, a current player at BVC has a bit more of an extreme view. “I love, love, love this place,” says Caitlyn. “I’m just graduating from UK and job hunting and I love playing at BVC so much, I don’t want to accept any job that is too far away from it.”
Bluegrass Volleyball Center is located at 709 Miles Point Way in Lexington, Kentucky and is open from 6 to 11pm on weekdays and from 1 to 11pm on weekends.
More information can be found at www.bluegrassvolleyball.com or on Facebook – search for Bluegrass Volleyball Center.