Enjoy Free Beach Sports At The Annenberg Community Beach House

Sunday, 7 Apr 2013, 9:08:00 AM

Mitch James

The Annenberg Community Beach House offers free hire of volleyballs, soccer balls, and beach tennis equipment year round.
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The Annenberg Community Beach House offers free hire of volleyballs, soccer balls, and beach tennis equipment year round.

Did you know The Annenberg Community Beach House offers

complimentary beach sports equipment at its guest services?

Volleyballs, soccer balls, and beach tennis equipment

are available daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Photo ID is required and rentals

are subject to availability.

Beach courts and fields are available to the public on a

first come, first served basis at no charge.

Beach Soccer

The Beach House has two regulation-size beach soccer

fields that are available for public use. Bring your team or practice with

friends. Fields are available on a first come, first served basis year-round at

no charge.

Fields may be reserved no more than three days in

advance through the online reservation system – $10 for 90 minutes. The

reservation system is currently not accepting American Express.

Beach Volleyball

There are six beach volleyball courts on the sand next

to the Beach House. Santa Monica State Beach is widely known as one of the

birthplaces of beach volleyball and has been the home of a number of the

sport’s champions.

Volleyball courts are available on a first come, first

served basis year-round at no charge. Courts may be reserved no more than three

days in advance through our online reservation system – $5 for 90 minutes. The

reservation system is currently not accepting American Express.

Beach Tennis

Beach Tennis is a fast-paced new beach sport that is

quickly growing on the west coast. A combination of beach volleyball, tennis,

and badminton, beach tennis is a doubles game with all volleys played

completely in the air.

Tennis equipment may be rented from Beach Rentals during

the summer or borrowed from the Guest Services office during the off-season.

First come, first served use of the courts and the option to reserve (no more

than three days in advance) are available year-round – $5 for 90 minutes. The

reservation system is currently not accepting American Express.

Surf Instruction

If you are interested in taking surf lessons on Santa

Monica State Beach, please be sure that you are contacting one of the Surf

Instructors permitted by the City of Santa Monica. These instructors help to

maintain water safety and maximize public recreational opportunities on Santa

Monica State Beach.

All of the Permitted Surf Instructors have been proven

to provide the safest, highest quality surf instruction available. They make

every effort to help you have a great day at the beach.

The Annenberg Community

Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa

Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg

Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the

City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was

provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

For more information, call 310.458.4904 or visit beachhouse.smgov.net.

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