Pat and Maureen Toal travel with friends to the Outer Banks in South Carolina.
"We are big into beach volleyball," said Maureen Toal. "We thought we could build a court. Friends came and then others came."
That is how the weekly Friday night volleyball began at the Pearl River Elks in Nanuet. They normally begin Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day, with games starting at 6:30 p.m. and things winding down at approximately 11 p.m.
"It is all you can eat and drink for $20 per person," Toal said. "It is open to families. That's what is nice about it. You don't have to be an Elks member to come. You can bring the kids and they can run around. It's a safe area."
She estimated that between 35 and 50 people show each week. Last week, they had six teams of six a side. This is the third year of the weekly volleyball, but they added a second court this year.
"We have regulation-size volleyball courts," Toal said. "This year we were expecting more people. Word of mouth spread. It is growing each year.
"Next year we my try to do a more official type of competition. This is more open play now. It's a lot of fun."