Volleybonk! in Dolores Park Explained in Video

We were first hipped to this phenomenon last year when it was still a mostly guerrila operation, but it looks like they’ve gotten themselves fairly organized by now, as reader Janel shares:

A mix of tennis & volleyball with a yoga ball

They play every Sunday @ 8:30 pm on the tennis courts at Dolores Park (18th and Dolores). They are done when the lights go off @ 10:15. Join the mailing list by emailing at volleybonksf(at)gmail.com. Feel free to bring friends, dogs, drinks and mix cd’s.

And Pauly Shore.

Check out the helpful “promo” video that explains the rules and offers a glimpse into the tactical strategy needed to succeed in this blistering nascent sport.  I can’t see this going the way of SF Bike Polo (forced to relocate to 21st and Shotwell due to the fact that neighbors complained their bicycle tires scuffed up the tennis courts) unless it can be proven that a giant yellow yoga ball (or Pauly Shore) is somehow also bad for tennis.



Bike Polo

Dolores Park Bike Polo Crackdown

One Response to “Volleybonk! in Dolores Park Explained in Video”

  1. laura says:

    wow, this game was invented when i lived tallahassee, florida about 9 years ago. tallahassee folk started playing it in dolores park about 3 years ago when a few of them moved here. i don’t recognize anyone in the video, so it looks like this game has caught on/been taken over by non-floridians. just a little history for you…