Open Play (Indoor)

2019-2020 Season runs from September 14th, 2019 through May 20, 2020.

Saturday Open Play: Teams are formed by Court Managers from the pool of attendees (36-54 players max per session depending on programming). All games are played on a men’s net (7′ 11⅝”).

Sunday Open Play: Teams are organized in the same manner with the difference of each session grouping individuals by skill level, 54 max players per session. Players are limited to playing specific session based on rating.

Each session last 2 hours. Sign-up cut-off time is 20 minutes before the session start time! Sessions cap at 54 players and are run on a first come, first serve basis. Players are allowed to sign up for multiple sessions, but those who have not yet played or were closed out of a prior session get priority in signing up over others who have already played that day.

Transit Options

  • Walk from Red Line Harvard or Central Square
  • #1 Bus via Mass Avenue @ Trowbridge Street
  • #47 Bus via Magazine Street @ Green Street
  • #64, #70, #70A Buses via Western Avenue @ Putnam Avenue
  • Street Parking Metered on Saturdays, not enforced on 

Map with entrance to CBVA indoor play

Saturday | Open Play

King School 101 Kinnaird St, Cambridge MA

Cost: $5 (members) | $10 (guests)

Session 1: Arrive by 11:10 AM*

Session 2: Arrive by 1:10 PM*

Session 3: Arrive by 3:10 PM*

Sunday | By Skill Level

King School 101 Kinnaird St, Cambridge MA

Cost: $5 (members) | $10 (guests)

AA / A Session: Arrive by 12:10 PM

B Session: Arrive by 2:10 PM

C Session: Arrive by 4:10 PM

D Session: Arrive by 6:10 PM

*Always check the calendar page for the latest announcements or cancellations.

Rules & Expectations

SATURDAY | Open Play

Rating: No Minimum

This session losely adheres to USAV rules, including doubles, carry, lifts, line faults etc. Working knowledge of 5-1 and 6-2 formations is useful (but not necessary). Players unfamiliar with 5-1 and 6-2 formations are expected to listen and learn how to play in formation.

SUNDAY | AA

Rating: 90 or Higher / Yankee B- or Higher

This session will strictly observe all USAV rules, and is geared towards advanced players. Currently, the first 18 AA players to register will play together on Court 1. Many NAGVA BB players play in AA.

SUNDAY | A

Rating: 70 or Higher / Yankee C+ or Higher

This session will strictly observe all USAV rules, and is geared towards advanced players. Currently, the first 18 A players to register will play together on Court 2. Geared towards high intermediate players.

SUNDAY | B

Rating: 50 or Higher

This session is geared towards Intermediate players. Some NAGVA BB players will play AA, but all A players should be NAGVA BB players.

SUNDAY | C

Rating: 30 or Higher / Yankee C- or Higher

This session losely adheres to USAV rules, including doubles, carry, lifts, line faults etc. Players are required to have prior working knowledge of 5-1 and 6-2 formations, and should be looking to improve their competitive play.

SUNDAY | D

Rating: No Minimum

This session is open to all players, including players new to the game. Line and net faults are enforced in this session, as well as other safety-related rules. Carries, lifts, and doubles are ignored. Typically a middle set formation is used.

Court Managing

In order to run indoor play efficiently, we require our general membership to support us by volunteering to court manage. This entails signing in players, collecting payments, forming teams, and resolving any play and logistical issues that arise for their respective sessions. In addition, if you court manage a session, your session fee will be waived for that session. If you’re interested in court managing or have any related questions, please fill in the form below or speak with our indoor play co-chairs.

For those new to court managing:  Court Managing Quick Guide

For trained court managers: Court Managing Sign Up Form

Equipment Rental

CBVA will be offering uniforms and ball rental to assist league members with traveling tournaments. Equipment is expected to be returned by the following weekend.

Equipment Rental Request

Contact the Indoor Committee