Hang 10 Volleyball - Event Details

August 12, 2017
Grass Volleyball Event
August 12, 2017
415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough, NC


Hang 10 Volleyball - August 12th - Grass Reverse Coed 2s Tournament - Sponsored by Mystery Brewing Company
Presented by Archer Graphics, King of the Beach, Park & Sun Sports, Reflekt Sunglasses, Spalding, Vincere, Volley America and VolleyballUSA.com

Divisions: Reverse Coed Open; Reverse Coed AA; Reverse Coed A;

Online Registration is Closed


Join us for Hang 10 Volleyball’s AUGUST 12th tournament at Gold Park in beautiful Hillsborough, NC. This is a REVERSE COED 2s GRASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT. Please pass this information along to all of your volleyball playing friends.

We had another amazing tournament in July with 31 teams joining us.  We handed out over $1,400 in cash and prizes across all divisions, including a $600 CASH payout to our Open finalists. This brings the total we have paid out to over $12,340 (over $10,000 in less than two seasons)! We would love to make our payouts even bigger, and the way we do this is with even more teams! Please continue to help us spread the word about Hang 10 Volleyball. We love meeting new players and growing our volleyball community.

If you played with us last year or in one of our tournaments this year and know the drill, please read the important change and announcements below. The rest of the information you can skip since you are a seasoned veteran.


Online registration will END at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 11th. If you want to sign up after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11th you MUST e-mail us at hang10volleyball@gmail.com or message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball, and we will let you know if we have room. Any late registrations will be subject to space in a particular division and teams may be required to play in a division other than the one requested. In other words, sign up early if you want to be guaranteed a spot. 

If you sign up by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 7th you will automatically be entered into a raffle for some sweet prizes such as Spalding volleyballs, Volley America swag, Reflekt Sunglasses, etc. Did we mention SIGN UP EARLY

The loyalty program will be in effect this year as well. Play in all of our tournaments and we will reward your loyalty. Last year we gave our “perfect attendance” players free Spalding volleyballs. 

Being the first team to sign up (other than staff) pays. Our earliest registrants this year have been getting free gear too! We will implement this from time-to-time, so if you sign up first, you may get rewarded! 

We turned away several teams last tournament. We continue to strongly encourage you all to sign up early as we will not take teams if it will negatively affect the numbers (and play schedule) in a division. Seriously, did we mention SIGN UP EARLY

If you cannot make the tournament, please let us know as soon as possible.  It is really tough when we have to make a lot of adjustments last minute as we are trying to get started.  We spend a lot of time thinking through pools, formats, setting up, etc., so please be courteous of our time and effort. 

IF YOU ARE LATE (SEE BELOW) YOU WILL BE CHARGED $10.  Too many of you are showing up late without letting us know.  We have been very relaxed about this, but this your only warning that you will be charged the extra amount if you are not checked in on time or let us know ahead of time.  Again, just be courteous.

To clarify our “sandbagging rule,” if you make playoffs as the third team off of your net or as a “wildcard” when we have utilized those formats, that DOES NOT count as “making playoffs” per the sandbagging rules.  In other words, for the sandbagging rule to reset you must make playoffs by being one of the top two teams off of your net.

Mystery Brewing Public House is now SERVING FOOD! AND IT IS GOSH DARN DELICIOUS!

Archer Graphics has come on as our newest sponsor! They are the go-to shop for all of your signage needs. 

Open, AA and A divisions. There must be at least 4 teams for a division to run. The tournament directors may combine divisions as necessary (however, we will make every effort to split out divisions for playoffs if divisions are combined for numbers reasons). In addition, the tournament directors reserve the right to move any team to another division for purposes of promoting fair play and/or to make the tournament run more efficiently.

Entry Fee:

Open: $70 per team. 

AA and A: $50 per team. 

Open: Cash payouts with the total purse equal to AT LEAST the total registrations received for the Open division. For example, if 10 teams sign up, the total purse for Open will be AT LEAST $700. The more teams that sign up the greater the minimum purse will be.

AA and A: Combination of cash payouts and/or prizes. Prizes are those that you actually want such as new Spalding balls, chairs, Yeti cups, canopies, etc.

After Tournament Parties:

After every tournament we will be having an after tournament player`s party at the Mystery Brewing Public House, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the tournament site. The Public House has a lot of Mystery Brewing Company beer on tap (the best beer in the state) and has a fantastic back patio. We regularly had 25+ people join us at Mystery for food and beer after the tournaments last year.


Online registration will be done through Volley America at: REGISTER HERE FOR THE AUGUST 12TH TOURNAMENT.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. the day of the tournament, with play starting at 9:00 a.m. SHARP. If you are not checked in by 8:45 a.m. there will be an additional fee of $10 per player not yet checked in, unless you have made prior arrangements with one of the tournament directors. 

Let Service Rule:

As we previously announced, the LET SERVICE RULE will be implemented for the ENTIRE 2017 SEASON. As a reminder, this is in principle similar to tennis service: if the serve hits the net in any way and lands in bounds (i.e., in the court or on the line), the server will be permitted to re-serve. If on the second service the serve again hits the net in any way (even if the re-serve lands in bounds) or is served out, it is a fault and the receiving team is rewarded a point and the ball (i.e., a side out in rally scoring). Of course, if the serve hits the net and goes out of bounds that is a fault. 


Yes, you can bring your dog, and there is a dog park right by the field. However, all dogs MUST be on a leash at all times and that leash must have a dog on one end and you or an object on the other end. The fine people of Hillsborough apparently take this very seriously, so we prefer not to have to talk to the police about this again.

Which Division to Play In:

Open: This is for very experienced and elite players. You will often find former college volleyball players in Open. You can expect high velocity jump serves, hand setting and consistent blocking. Helmets are encouraged.

AA: This is for players that have very good knowledge and understanding of doubles volleyball. Players in AA are comfortable with doubles play and strategy. You can expect a very consistent level of play. This is the division that consistently hosts the most players in our tournaments.

A: This is for players who are newer to/still learning doubles volleyball but still have a good understanding of volleyball generally. Players in A are still learning doubles play and strategy, but exhibit good basic volleyball skills. 

If you have any questions, just message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or e-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we can help give you some guidance. Contacting us BEFORE registering goes a long ways.


Absolutely NO SANDBAGGING. You play at the highest division of either player. For example, a team consisting of an Open player and an A player will play Open. This will be strictly enforced. If you want to request to move down to a lower division, message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or e-mail us BEFORE SIGNING UP at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. 

Division winners MUST play in the next highest division for subsequent tournaments. For example, a team winning AA must play in Open the subsequent tournaments. This applies to a player individually, so even if you play with a person other than the person you won that division with, you MUST play the next highest division. It is not fun for anyone for the same team to constantly win the same division all summer long. Get out there and challenge yourself!

If a division winning team or individual goes winless in the next tournament after moving up a division or such team or individual does not make it to playoffs for the next two tournaments, then that team or individual can request to play in the previous division. Decisions will be made by the tournament director on a case-by-case basis.

The sandbagging rule rolls over from year-to-year. Basically, the division you played in last year is the division you should be playing in this year (unless, of course, you want to play in a higher division). If you won a division in tournament last season and did not qualify to request a move down, you MUST move up to the next division or continue to play in the higher division, as applicable. If there is a reason that you believe you should move down a division, please message us and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Remember, this rule applies on an individual basis. We tracked everyone’s record in pool play last year, so do us a favor and just sign up for the right division. 

Volley America Membership:

Everyone must be a Volley America member. There are no exceptions. Membership is $15. Almost all the local tournaments are using Volley America this year. You can sign up for your membership here: GET YOUR VOLLEY AMERICA MEMBERSHIP. You can sign up for a membership at the tournament site, but it will cost $20, and we will make your login password incredibly long (like 50+ characters long). It is a pain for us to do it, so save yourself some money and us some time.

Volley America heard us and they have changed their membership from being through the end of the calendar year you signed up to being 365 days from the day you RENEW/SIGNUP for a membership. For example, if you signup/renew your VA membership September 1, 2017 it will be valid until September 1, 2018!

We have 10 new Park & Sun Sports nets and 10 sets of 2 inch Park & Sun Sports court lines. Every court will also have antennas. We purchased 10 sets of full velcro antennas from our newest partner Volleyball USA. These antennas are the best in the business, and we will have them on every single court. Each court will also have a new Spalding ball assigned to it. Please do not take our court balls home with you! 

Certain courts will also have ball stops. Please do not run into or otherwise knock down our ball stops. They are working hard for you!

Need a Partner:

Message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or send us an e-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will do our best to find someone for you to play with! 

Sponsors and Partners:

We wish to thank our title sponsor Mystery Brewing Company and their Mystery Brewing Public House, and our newest sponsor Archer Graphics. In addition, we want to thank our partners: SpaldingKing of the BeachPark & Sun SportsReflekt Sunglasses, Volleyball USA and Volley America.

Approximate travel times to Hillsborough, NC:

18 mins - Downtown Durham

20 mins - Downtown Chapel Hill

40 mins - Downtown Raleigh

40 mins - Downtown Greensboro

1 hour - Downtown Winston-Salem

1 hour - Downtown Lexington

2 hours - Downtown Charlotte

Reverse Coed Rules:

-Women`s height net

-Girls hit front row 

-Guys hit behind the 10 foot line

-If a guy hits in front of the 10 foot line, he must contact the ball below the plane of the net. 
-Guys are not allowed to block

-Let Service Rule

-Block counts as a touch

-There is NO courtesy rule (seriously, just stop it)

-Other Standard outdoor rules

-Absolutely no “local rules” such as 2.78912 rotations of a handset is always a double



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