Sherry and I were married 6-25-82 –
both 33 years old – second marriage for both of us.
I had two sons and she had two daughters.
By that time – I had played basketball for a radio station
and was currently playing softball on two teams.
We decided – I would end the softball
and we would do something together.
There was a volleyball league in our community
It had SIXTEEN TEAMS!
And it was COED!
Now – this was suppose to be REC volleyball
but it wasn’t !
It was highly competitive
and if you were not on your guard
you could end up with a broken nose from a spiked ball.
There was a opening for a team
and we were put into contact with
Steve and Elaine – and the start of decades old friendship began.
They had been regular players in several leagues
and agreed to join us and Steve and Chris.
Teachers at the H.S.
Then we were contacted by Deb and Tim –
Husband and wife
who also wanted to play – and their old team disbanded.
Along came Mike – who also was looking for a team.
And that is how “THE BEACH CLUB” co-ed volleyball team formed!
Everyone but us were former players for years
and we fit right in.
We played as a team for several years – and were competitive from the start.
The league had ex college players –
and players who traveled on weekends to tournaments all over Pa. & NYS.
It was a very good league – and if you did not pay attention
you could end up getting hurt.
We finished 3rd. in the upper bracket a couple times
Out of 16 teams.
and won the lower bracket!
Not bad for 40 year old players!
When we were young – we palyed volleyball
and today – time hop brings up our team picture
I wish I had more pictures to share from that time
somewhere there are pictures of Sherry & I
playing volleyball for the American Olean Tile Co.
in the Corporate cup.
But that is another story for a different time.
Now – we golf –
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One thought on “Papa’s World – when we were young – co-ed volleyball!”
What a wonderful memory–love the photo of your team!!