At Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, we treat all types of volleyball players in Grand Rapids. From treating college volleyball players with our Return to Sport Program to supporting the recreational volleyball players with our active Sports Medicine Team, our physical therapists support all fitness and volleyball levels. From sponsoring beach volleyball clubs to courts by the lake, our Sports Medicine Team has experience with many volleyball courts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Not sure which Michigan beach volleyball court to hit next? Our team “rallied” together to create a short list of the 7 best places to play beach volleyball in Grand Rapids and the surrounding West Michigan area. Pick-up beach volleyball is a great way to meet new people and explore the white sands of West Michigan, so let’s get you out there!
Leah Adams, Doctor of Physical Therapy at our Byron Center clinic, played volleyball at Grand Valley University while completing her undergraduate work in Biomedical Science. When asked what her favorite volleyball stretches were this is what she said:
”For warming up, I would suggest fewer stretches. The best stretches are rather active movements to prepare for beach volleyball moves. Hitting/throwing the ball back and forth for shoulder, then squats, walking lunges, running forward, backward and side shuffling in the sand. All prepared you from a cardiovascular and muscular standpoint to move in the sand!”
One of our favorite sand volleyball courts, Manhattan Park is the largest City park in Grand Rapids (43 acres). With two access points and parking areas off Cascade Road and Manhattan Road, Manhattan Park has 4 sand beach volleyball courts with easy access to a picnic shelter with grills and tables, a playground, 4 softball diamonds, a soccer field, 2 tennis courts, and a nature trails.
Grand Haven State Park features 18 permanent courts from the end of May until October. Pick-up opportunities and leagues take place all summer long. Grand Haven State Park has a beautiful sandy shore on Lake Michigan along the west side of the park and the Grand River along the north side of the park. The park consists entirely of beach sand and provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse. Activities include camping, fishing, sunbathing, swimming, and of course beach volleyball.
Located on Grand River Drive in Lowell T.A.G. Beach Volleyball Club has a place for all skill levels! We might be playing favorites because we are currently a sponsor, but T.A.G. has flexible programming that makes it easy to sign up. Whether you’re looking to play pick-up, in a competition, the whole summer, or just a day of fun and instruction T.A.G. has something for you! Guest coaches will include current professional beach volleyball players, Open level beach volleyball players, and former professional beach volleyball players. With years of experience, vast knowledge, and a love of the game, every participant is not only going to have some great summer fun but will also have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.
Holland State Park, one of Leah Adams’ favorite places to play, is one of Michigan’s most visited state parks. Once you take a look at the beautiful beach or take in a sunset while playing volleyball, you’ll know why! The expansive beach is open to all who have purchased a day pass or a Recreation Passport. View Big Red Lighthouse directly across the channel to the south, or take a stroll north along the beachfront. Holland State Park offers fishing, a boat launch, a concession stand with modern restrooms and changing area, a small playground, and camping. During peak hours (weekends, holidays), we recommend arriving early to make sure you can find a spot on the beach volleyball court.
The Score Restaurant & Sports Bar is a phenomenal beach volleyball complex located in Grand Rapids! With 8 adult beach volleyball leagues and programming 7 days a week and open court times, The Score is the perfect place to listen to live music, eat great food, and have a drink by real palm trees. From pro-quality nets, lines, balls, and lit courts to clean, high-quality sand join a variety of both competitive and charity summer tournaments on Saturdays.
Hillside Park is a neighborhood park located at the end of Hillside Drive in Creek View Estates in Hudsonville. Featuring one sand beach volleyball court, a playground, a picnic area, and a pavilion this is the perfect local spot for a little family fun!
Located on 28th street, the MSA Fieldhouse has 3 sand volleyball courts, 5 beautiful basketball courts, and multiple outdoor turf fields. MSA Fieldhouse runs adult basketball, soccer, pickleball, and lacrosse leagues. They run youth all-sports camps over summer and winter break. The fieldhouse also offers 49,900 square feet of indoor training space with five hardwood basketball courts for any type of athlete. They also have summer pick-up volleyball if volleyball isn’t your perfect fit.
Thanks for checking out our favorite beach volleyball spots in the greater Grand Rapids area! Please let us know what your favorite West Michigan beach volleyball spot is, and make sure to tag us in any photos!
If you have concerns about your volleyball form or you feel your body isn’t moving quite right, schedule an appointment or free consultation at your local Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy clinic give your nearest clinic a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to help you get closer to winning a match!