Toronto Beach Blast

Adult Beach League Rules

Our outdoor beach leagues run May to September. Standard rules are below.

Toronto Beach Blast

Adult Beach League Rules

Our outdoor beach leagues run May to September. Standard rules are below.

Adult Beach League Rules

League Rule info coming soon.

Indoor leagues run for 10 weeks, 9 weeks of round robin play including tiered play and 1 week of playoffs with a championship & consolation division.
Each match has 2 games. Teams play 3 matches a night during regular season.

Indoor Leagues

  • Each match lasts 25 minutes,
  • All games are RALLY POINT SCORING (each serve results in a point for either team),
  • 1st game is played to 20 points (must win by 2) with a cap of 22 points,
  • Teams switch sides, and 2nd game is played until time expires. If teams are tied at the whistle, serve 1 more ball, and winner of the rally wins the game,
  • Winner = 1 point per game (set),
  • Loser = 0 points,
  • If only 1 game was played, the winning team gets 2 points for the match,
  • Maximum 2 points per match.

Grace Period: Only in Round 1 of the evening.
If a team is incomplete at the whistle to start round 1 this team is given a 5 minute grace period from the whistle to field a complete team without penalty.
Reminder: in the regular season you may borrow subs from the teams on bye!
If the team in default cannot field a legal team within 5 minutes of the whistle the opponents can choose to play and count the 1st game or win game 1 by default.
Game 2 can commence immediately after a default decision on game 1 has been made, and the defaulting team has an additional 5 minutes to field a legal team for game 2. If after an additional 5 minutes has passed, the defaulting team cannot field a legal team, please let the coordinator know immediately. 

If a team doesn’t show up within the first 2 minutes of Rounds 2, 3, or 4, please notify the coordinator immediately.

Outdoor Leagues

  • Each match lasts 30 minutes.
  • All games are RALLY POINT SCORING (each serve results in a point for either team).
  • 1st game is played to 21 points (must win by 2) with a cap of 23 points.
  • Teams switch sides, and 2nd game is played until time expires. If teams are tied at the whistle, serve 1 more ball, and winner of the rally wins the game.
  • Winner = 1 point
  • Loser = 0 points
  • If only 1 game was played, the winning team gets 2 points for the match.

Playoffs

  • Seeding is based on regular season results.
  • All teams qualify for playoffs.
  • Playoffs are played in Week 10 (the final week) of Outdoor leagues.
  1. Teams must be paid in full before playing on first night.
  2. Teams are given a 5-minute grace period from the 1st whistle before defaulting the match. If teams are late for the night they are not guaranteed to play all 3 matches.
  3. Teams must report scores of all games to league coordinator after each round.
  4. Games not recorded on night of play will be recorded as losses
  5. League Coordinator will notify all team captains a week in advance if games are rescheduled.
  6. If your team is unable to attend a night please notify coordinator asap! Phone: 416.785.6677 or by email
  7. Team rosters and waivers must be completed by all participants before playing.
  8. Teams may add players during season as long as they are added to team roster.
  9. To be eligible for playoffs, players must have played with the team at least three times during the regular season and appear on the team roster.
  10. Individuals may not play on 2 teams during the playoffs for the same division.

MIKASA Balls are to be used for game play if there is any disagreement.

This league is for fun and people participate for exercise, fun & competition but everyone has to go to work the next day! Please keep your game face on the court, and remember that all teams should play with decorum and maintain a high level of sportsmanship.

Court 7 (Indoor Only)
The team on side of the beam can play the ball off the beam, within their 3 hits. If the team on the opposing side hits the beam, the ball is out of play, and the team on side of the beam is awarded the point.

Example 1 – Team A (on side with the beam) hits a ball off the beam, play can be continued if Team A plays the ball up within their 3 hits.

Example 2 – Team B (opposite side of court to the beam) hits a ball to Team A that hits the beam – play is stopped and Team A is awarded the point.

Example 3 – Team A (on side with the beam) hits the beam on serve – they are allowed one extra serve. Team B cannot hit the beam on serve or play.

  • Teams must have a minimum of 5 players (2 females) playing at all times (opposing team may waive this requirement and count the match).
  • During the regular season borrowing players from teams on bye is legal (please try to replace player with an equal caliber substitution). There is NO borrowing during the playoffs. Individuals may not play on 2 teams in the playoffs in the same division.
  • 3 front row players may spike or block from front row. Back Court Players (the 3 players in the back row at time of serve) cannot attempt a block at the net.
  • Back Court players attempting to spike the ball downwards from above the height of the net must take off from behind the imaginary 3 metre line (approx a minimum of 9 feet away from the net).
  • Serving Rotation must be maintained
  • NEW NET RULES (09/13/2015): You cannot touch the tape portion at the top of the net on a Block or Spike or any other time. If you touch the net any other place it is legal. You still cannot interfere with the opponents side of the court, ie: pulling the net down when playing the ball over.
  • There is no centerline violation in beach volleyball, however players that cross the net and interfere with the opponents are in violation.
  • Substitutions are allowed to enter before or after the serving position.
  • One server may serve only 5 consecutive overhand points. After 5 points rotate and same team maintains serve. Once a player has served 1 overhand serve the 5 count is in effect (no alternating over/under past 5).
  • Unlimited underhand serves.
  • Only 1 service toss is allowed.
  • No blocking serves.
  • Jump serving is illegal.
  • Serves that hit the net and go over are in play (Let Serve).
  • Overhand volleying is allowed on Serve Receive.
  • Open Hand Tipping is legal as are: Pokeys (knuckles), roll shots, back of hand, and heel of hand.
  • Volleying the first ball on defense (not on serve receive) is legal (same as court rules- no lifts).
  • A block is NOT considered first contact.
  • Rotation of players must be maintained on serve + serve receive
  • There are no referees. Teams & Players must call their own violations (top of net contacts, lifts, and doubles).
  • Ball cannot be played on the opponent’s side of the net, except on blocks vs an attack hit.
  • If the ball hits the line it is in.
  • Players cannot screen on a serve. If the opposing team asks a player to move aside so that they can see the server the opponents must comply.
  • If the ball hits the antenna or the net outside the antenna it is out of play. The ball must be played across the net between the antennae.
  • Any part of your body may be used to play the ball (including feet).
  • Teams must switch sides after each game.
  • 2 team captains can discuss any disputed calls only.
  • Please re-serve if unable to resolve a situation quickly.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 5 players (2 females) playing at all times (opposing team may waive this requirement and count the match).
  • During the regular season borrowing players from teams on bye is legal (please try to replace player with an equal caliber substitution). There is NO borrowing during the playoffs. Individuals may not play on 2 teams in the playoffs in the same division.
  • 3 front row players may spike or block from front row. Back Court Players (the 3 players in the back row at time of serve) cannot attempt a block at the net.
  • Back Court players attempting to spike the ball downwards from above the height of the net must take off from behind the imaginary 3 metre line (approx a minimum of 9 feet away from the net).
  • Serving Rotation must be maintained
  • No Volleying on Serve Receive.
  • NEW NET RULES (09/13/2015): You cannot touch the tape portion at the top of the net on a Block or Spike or any other time. If you touch the net any other place it is legal. You still cannot interfere with the opponents side of the court, ie: pulling the net down when playing the ball over.
  • There is no centerline violation in beach volleyball, however players that cross the net and interfere with the opponents are in violation.
  • Substitutions are allowed to enter before or after the serving position.
  • Only 1 service toss is allowed.
  • No blocking serves.
  • Serves that hit the net and go over are in play (Let Serve).
  • Open Hand Tipping is illegal. You may only: Pokey (knuckles), roll shots, back of hand, and heel of hand.
  • Volleying the first ball on defense (not on serve receive) is legal (same as court rules- no lifts).
  • A block is NOT considered first contact.
  • Rotation of players must be maintained on serve + serve receive
  • There are no referees. Teams & Players must call their own violations (top of net contacts, lifts, and doubles).
  • Ball cannot be played on the opponent’s side of the net, except on blocks versus an attack hit.
  • If the ball hits the line it is in.
  • Players cannot screen on a serve. If the opposing team asks a player to move aside so that they can see the server the opponents must comply.
  • If the ball hits the antenna or the net outside the antenna it is out of play. The ball must be played across the net between the antennae.
  • Any part of your body may be used to play the ball (including feet).
  • Teams must switch sides after each game.
  • 2 team captains can discuss any disputed calls only.
  • Please re-serve if unable to resolve a situation quickly.
  • When INTENTIONALLY volleying balls across the net, the participating player must be facing the target. Body and shoulders must be square to the target (backwards is OK). If a player is attempting to set a teammate and the ball accidentally goes over, the play is legal.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 3 players (1 female) playing at all times (opposing team may waive this requirement and count the match).
  • During the regular season borrowing players from teams on bye is legal (please try to replace player with an equal caliber substitution). NO borrowing during the playoffs.
  • All players can spike and block from anywhere on court.
  • Serving Rotation must be maintained.
  • Substitutions are allowed to enter before or after the serving position.
  • Only 1 service toss is allowed.
  • No blocking serves.
  • Jump serving is illegal.
  • Serves that hit the net and go over are in play.
  • Overhand volleying is NOT ALLOWED on Serve Receive.
  • No Open Hand Tips. Pokeys (knuckles), roll shots, back of hand, heel of hand are legal.
  • Volleying the first ball on defense (not on serve receive) is legal (court rules- no lifts).
  • A block is NOT considered a contact.
  • There are no referees. Teams & Players must call their own violations (top of net contacts, lifts, and doubles).
  • NEW NET RULES (09/13/2015): You cannot touch the tape portion at the top of the net on a Block or Spike or any other time. If you touch the net any other place it is legal. You still cannot interfere with the opponents side of the court, ie: pulling the net down when playing the ball over.
  • Ball cannot be played on the opponent’s side of the net, except on blocks vs an attack hit.
  • If the ball hits the line it is in.
  • Players cannot screen on a serve. If the opposing team asks a player to move aside so that they can see the server the opponents must comply.
  • If the ball hits the antenna or the net outside the antenna it is out of play. The ball must be played across the net between the antennae.
  • Any part of your body may be used to play the ball (including feet).
  • Teams must switch sides after each game.
  • 2 team captains can discuss any disputed calls only.
  • Please re-serve if unable to resolve a situation quickly.

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  • Teams must have a minimum of 3 players (1 female) playing at all times (opposing team may waive this requirement and count the match).
  • During the regular season borrowing players from teams on bye is legal (please try to replace player with an equal caliber substitution) NO borrowing during the playoffs
  • All players can spike and block from anywhere on court.
  • Serving Rotation must be maintained.
  • Substitutions are allowed to enter before or after the serving position.
  • Only 1 service toss is allowed.
  • No blocking serves.
  • Jump serving is legal.
  • Serves that hit the net and go over are in play.
  • Overhand volleying is NOT allowed on Serve Receive.
  • No Open Hand Tips. Pokeys (knuckles), roll shots, back of hand, heel of hand are legal.
  • Volleying the first ball on defense (not on serve receive) is legal (court rules- no lifts).
  • A block is NOT considered a contact.
  • When INTENTIONALLY volleying balls across net- participating player must be facing the target. Body and shoulders must be square to the target (backwards OK if shoulders square).
  • There are no referees. Teams & Players must call their own violations (top of net contacts, lifts, and doubles).
  • NEW NET RULES (09/13/2015): You cannot touch the tape portion at the top of the net on a Block or Spike or any other time. If you touch the net any other place it is legal. You still cannot interfere with the opponents side of the court, ie: pulling the net down when playing the ball over.
  • Ball cannot be played on the opponent’s side of the net, except on blocks vs an attack hit.
  • If the ball hits the line it is in.
  • Players cannot screen on a serve. If the opposing team asks a player to move aside so that they can see the server the opponents must comply.
  • If the ball hits the antenna or the net outside the antenna it is out of play. The ball must be played across the net between the antennae.
  • Any part of your body may be used to play the ball (including feet).
  • Teams must switch sides after each game.
  • 2 team captains can discuss any disputed calls only.
  • Please re-serve if unable to resolve a situation quickly.

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