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Learn beach volleyball with St. Petersburg’s largest adult beach volleyball club even if you’ve never picked up a volleyball in your life


Really well-organized classes & leagues. Friendly, patient & talented coaches, well-structured classes & fun social leagues. Great way to learn or re/learn v-ball, get active & social on the beach. Highly recommend.
bianca hearfield volleyball solutions member
Bianca H.
Volleyball 101 is legitimately the highlight of my week. Seeing all of us in the classes grow alongside each other is so good and wholesome. The coaches are so amazing and are really good about adjusting to you and picking up on what you want to do.  Love this class, keep up the good work, guys!
alex rosner volleyball solutions member prepares to pass a beach volleyball
Alex R.
10/10… Highly recommend! Such a great time, learned so much and had fun doing so! Great location and even better coaches! If you’re interested in volleyball or just want to try something new and get out and have some fun, I definitely recommend classes with Volleyball Solutions.
Laura G.
Super friendly coaches and a great environment overall! If you have the slightest inclination to learn or play volleyball I’d highly recommend volleyball solutions!
Ahad G.
Signing up with volleyball solutions has been one of the greatest things I’ve done this year! I really look forward to the days I get to train throughout the week. Not only have I learned so many new skills but I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many awesome people along the way.
Lea G.


Beach Volleyball Classes Most Popular

Learn to play beach volleyball even if you are a complete beginner who has never picked up a volleyball in your life!

Fun, friendly, and intimidation free, our beach volleyball classes are taught by expert coaches using our proven Volley360™ curriculum.

We take no responsibility if you can’t stop playing!

Woman recieving a beach volleyball serve with two of her teammates watching at Coconut Charlies on St. Petersburg Beach

Beach Volleyball Leagues

Enjoy fun in the sun and go toe-to-toe with other players at your skill level in 2v2 or 4v4 style beach volleyball leagues.

No team or partner needed. We match you with players at your skill level. Perfect if you’re just visiting and want to sneak away from your friends or family and want to get your volleyball fix.

We’ll see you on the sand!

Beach Volleyball Lessons

Improve your confidence on the court, prepare for one of St. Pete’s many tournaments, or just wow your friends and family members with your newfound skill on the sand.

You’ll get personalized, 1-on-1 attention with the Volleyball Solutions’ expert coach of your choice to get the extra edge you need to dominate your next pickup game at North Shore.  Take your game to the next level.


You’ll learn from our fun, friendly and patient pro coaches who all play and coach beach volleyball at the highest level here in St. Pete. Your coaches are personally invested in your success and are each trained to help you get the most out of your volleyball experience, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.

Alyx Lauren Founder

Alyx has 23 years of volleyball experience and 9 years of coaching. After a decorated high school career as a top 30 outsider hitter, she attended Florida State University and led her team to a 2017 NCAA CVBA National Championship title.

Alyx founded Volleyball Solutions in 2021 with one mission: make volleyball accessible to anyone who wants to learn and play.

volleyball solutions coach tyler penberthy jousts at the net against cody caldwell - jim wolf photo

Tyler Penberthy AVP Pro

Tyler has 15 years of volleyball experience and 9 years as a coach. Tyler has played professionally in the AVP since 2018, and he is currently ranked within the top 50 beach volleyball players in the United States.

Tyler joined the Volleyball Solutions team in 2023 to spread his love of the game to our highest level men’s athletes. Follow Tyler’s journey to AVP fame 🙂

coach drew smittle coaching during a beginner beach volleyball class volleyball solutions

Drew Smittle

After a devastating shoulder injury derailed his baseball dreams, Drew fell in love with Beach volleyball. Drew channeled his out-of-this-world athleticism and fiery competitive drive to compete in the highest-level local tournaments less than two years into his promising beach volleyball career.

Drew joined the Volleyball Solutions team in 2022, and coaches our intermediate athletes.

coach lindsay hamilton organizing a beginner beach volleyball league

Lindsay Hamilton Head Of Training & Recovery

Lindsay has 10+ years of volleyball experience and 2 years as a coach. She also has 13 years of massage therapy experience, 6 years as a certified yoga instructor, and 4 years as a personal trainer.

Lindsay joined the Volleyball Solutions team in 2022 and helps our athletes stay in shape and injury free through our Volleybod program.

coach emily kalmink sitting with a volleyball

Emily Kalmink

Emily has 20 years of volleyball experience, and 5 years of coaching. She was a starting middle blocker and team captain at Johnson and Wales, a 2-time All-GNAC, All-Region, conference tournament MVP, and Regional Rookie of The Year. She has coached at the State College of Florida, and St. Leo University.

Emily joined the Volleyball Solutions team in 2022 and coaches our beginner and intermediate athletes.

coach lauren kenny of volleyball solutions playing college volleyball at mercyhurst university

Lauren Kenny

Lauren has 15 years of volleyball experience, and 7 years of coaching. After a high school career where she earned all-region and all-district honors as a senior, she played college ball at Mercyhurst University.  There she was a third-team all-PSAC selection in 2016, as well as a four-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

Lauren joined the Volleyball Solutions team in 2022 and coaches our beginner and intermediate athletes.


The best way for a beginner to get started with beach volleyball is to take our Introduction to Beach Volleyball Class.

This 2-hour class will teach you all the basics of beach volleyball. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of our amazing coaches, as well as get introduced to our kick-ass community.

Click the button below to see when our next Introduction to Beach Volleyball class is available.

Spots are first come, first serve so don’t wait to book! We can’t wait to see you on the sand!

I’ve been doing Volleyball Solutions for 9 MONTHS NOW and still love it! Learned how to overhand serve, attack the ball (even though I’m pretty short at just under 5’4), and found a great community of friends to play with for pick up & in leagues and tournaments. I 100% recommend it!!!
Rachel P.
What’s unique about this program is it does have a curriculum to build up your skills directed by pro coaches who will walk you through the game in a fun supportive environment. On top of that, we have a social gathering for fun at least once a month. So if you join be ready to build up your volleyball skills, get in shape and have fun.
Samer A.
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Volleyball Solutions. I have had an amazing time learning from the coaches. It’s truly a great place to learn and be around others who enjoy the sport. If you are worried about picking up a new sport, don’t! Everyone at Volleyball solutions is so encouraging! If you are looking to brush up on your skills, or just looking to play, then I highly recommend Volleyball Solutions.
Fredline B


Can I try a class out to see if I like it?


Our Introduction to Beach Volleyball class is your chance to try out a 2-hour long class with no commitment.

In those 2 hours, we’ll teach you all the basics you need to get you playing. This class is required if you’ve never played before, and is an excellent refresher if you are getting back into the game.

Click here to view our Introduction to Beach Volleyball class schedule.

Which plan is best for me?

Most of our new-to-beach volleyball beginners start with either the Unlimited Plan or the Class Plan. 

If you are new to beach volleyball we recommend you follow their example. The Unlimited Plan and Class Plan both give you access to classes which are critical if you want to learn the game the right way – so you can play your best and avoid injury.

If you have some prior experience, the League Plan can also be a great option, as all of our leagues also include coaching.

Will I be okay as a complete beginner?

Yes! Over 60% of our students are first-timers who have never picked up a volleyball before. 

And no, they aren’t all 20-somethings with magically sculpted abs who might as well live in the gym! You can find beginners of all ages here, from 18 all the way up to 68. (P.S you are still welcome if you have magically sculpted abs. We don’t judge)

Our Volley360™ curriculum is designed to teach you all of the skills you need to hold your own on most pickup courts

If you are a complete beginner and want to get started, click here to reserve a spot in our next Introduction To Beach Volleyball class.

Where do we play?

We are currently based out of St. Petersburg, Florida.

We offer beach volleyball classes, leagues, and lessons at the 4 following locations:

Northshore Park:

Address: 901 N Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • A 5-minute drive from Downtown St. Petersburg
  • On-site parking
  • On-site restroom
  • On-site shower
  • Public beach access

Woodlawn Park:

Address: 1845 17th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • A 5-minute drive from Downtown St. Petersburg
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site restroom
  • On-site hose

JW Cate Recreation Center:

Address: 5801 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

  • A 12-minute drive from Downtown St. Petersburg
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site restroom

Our schedule includes the location of each class.

I work a weird schedule. Are there classes for me?

You’re in good company. Among our members, we count nurses, servers, doctors, sales professionals, servers, homemakers, and tech workers who frequently have unpredictable schedules.

That’s why we offer classes 7 days a week, with easy-to-attend classes and leagues in both the AM and PM.

To check out our schedule, you can click here.

I played a long time ago and want to come back. What should I do?

First of all, what a great decision to get back into the game of beach volleyball! Welcome back!

Depending on how long you’ve been out of the game, a lot may have changed. Here’s the good news: your previous experience means you’ll learn a lot faster than a pure beginner. The challenge is that the game (and the way you move on the court) may have changed since the last time you played.

We recommend that you join our Introduction To Beach Volleyball class. It will help your body remember how to move like a volleyball player as well as teach you the updated rules of the game. By the end of the 2-hour-long class – you’ll be feeling that much more confident in your ability to get back out there.

I'm a former indoor player - where should I get involved?

Welcome to the dark side! Kiss the back pain, stanky knee-pads, and the yucky red floor burns goodbye.

The Challenge

The challenge is that beach is a completely different game from indoor. The courts are different. The rules are different. You can’t jump as high as you remember. And your butter sets? Not so fast. Everything is a double. Everything.

Converting to beach volleyball after your indoor career can be a frustrating experience without good coaching.

In many ways, beach volleyball requires you to be a more complete volleyball player than indoor. Depending on your indoor position, there may be areas of your game that are underdeveloped on the beach. For example, you may not have gotten many opportunities for out-of-system setting unless you were a libero.

How To Get Involved: 

Fortunately, our Volley360 program, designed by our founder Alyx Lauren is built to make your transition from indoor to beach as easy as possible by emphasizing the fundamentals of the game.

We recommend that you join our Introduction To Beach Volleyball class. It covers the fundamentals of passing, hitting, setting, and serving and will have you moving through the sand like it’s nothing.

Can children/teens join our classes?

Children (Under 13):

We do not currently coach children younger than 13.

Teens (Over 13): 

We do offer classes to teens over the age of 13 on a case-by-case basis. To see if your teenager qualifies, reserve a spot today in our next Introduction To Beach Volleyball class. There, one of our instructors will teach your teen the basics of beach volleyball, and make the determination whether or not they can advance.

PS: Want to make family memories that last a lifetime? Sign up together with your teen and we’ll throw in a special family discount. Click the link above to learn more.

Can this replace my gym membership?

1 hour of beach volleyball burns 576 calories [1]


1 hour of high-impact aerobics only burns 504 calories [1]

It’s pretty dang clear that beach volleyball is high on the list of great workouts that don’t feel like exercise.

We’ll let you make the decision on whether or not to hang up the boring, dusty membership or not.

P.S: Looking for that sculpted, athletic beach volleyball physique? We’ve got just the thing for you – our new VolleyBod program is designed to get you the complete and balanced physique that’ll turn heads on and off the court.