Posted On: 07/25/18 10:33 PM

This is not your average backyard type of summer tournament.  The Waupaca Boatride/US Open Grass Volleyball Tournament started as a men’s and women’s grass triples tournament followed by a boat ride held in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The 35 year old tournament grew and grew every year and now it is held in Oshkosh, WI after a brief stint in Wisconsin Dells.  While there are no longer any boat rides, this grass triples tournament has grown into a 4-day volleyball event, with a juniors clinic (run by Lloy Ball) and other adult and juniors tournaments on the days before and after the main attraction – the triples tournament held on Saturday. 

As someone who has participated in this tournament since 2003 (only missing for my best friend’s wedding, pregnancy, and ACL surgery), this is the best weekend of the whole year!  It is like a BIG family reunion and the perfect example that volleyball is a lifelong sport and there is so much more than just indoor hard court 6’s.  Each variation is a whole new game.  You can change surface from hard court to grass or sand (beach), change the number of participants anywhere from 2-6 on each team, and you can stick with your own

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