Most sports train players to have one position for which they hone their skills. People become famous for being quarterback, not for playing football. In volleyball, everyone is an all-around player. Though there are specialized players that are naturally better in one position than another, they play every spot on the court.
Espada Park is a great place to have a nice family picnic. Located near the Missions on the Southside of town, this park has several designated areas for the perfect picnic. Please note that the picnic areas are first-come, first-serve and alcohol is not permitted.
Off Liberty street and in the heart of Sumter, Swan Lake/Iris Gardens is home to all eight known species of swan in the world. Visitors will meander around a looped dirt path that is even, shady and well-marked. The path winds around a small lake, over foot bridges and near grassy areas where walking or picnicking on the grass is permitted. Visitors are also encouraged to bring bread to feed the waterfowl. Picnic tables, benches and restrooms dot the trail and at the main entrance near the parking lot there is also the Iris Market where refreshments can be bought, restrooms, playground and Visitor’s Center. The trail is wheelchair, stroller or wagon friendly. There are many events that take place at Swan Lake, the most popular being the Iris Fest on Memorial weekend.
Second, recognize that others are going to camp to get better, and, quite frankly, they don’t care about you. Quit thinking that everyone is thinking about you – they are not. They are experiencing their own stretching and are trying to become a better volleyball player.
Grandview State Park offers multiple picnic areas for family events and picnics. Also, the park has a few picnic shelters that can host hundreds of people. Grandview State Park has a volleyball positions, horse shoe throwing area, softball field, swings and slides for the kids.
Big Muddy Pub; Alton. Big Muddy is located on West Broadway. It overlooks the Mississippi River. Their main cuisine is Burgers and American. Their average drink is right at $4. During pleasant weather, you can easily view tugs going up and down the river. Parking is limited to the front street. They open for lunch at 11 am and close at 2 am, when the bar closes.
Drop-In Volleyball This program at the Fort Boise Community Center is open to ages 16 and older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there is one court in operation on Saturday. Cost is $2 for ages 16 and 17, $3 for ages 18 and older. For more information, click on this link.
Ledge Point is just south of Lancelin, and is even smaller. There is also good fishing, boating, snorkelling and many newer houses that you can rent out. I have stayed there for a little while, and really enjoyed it. If you like Dunsborough, you will definitely like Lancelin.