LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Londoners are in for more fun in the sun and sand this summer thanks to a new investment by the Forest City Sport & Social Club (FCSSC) - the city's biggest outdoor beach volleyball complex. The investment by FCSSC, which operates 75 sports leagues annually from softball to inner tube water polo with over 9000 London members, means that both their 300 spring/summer volleyball players and a host of charity tournaments will now be able to play at a fabulous outdoor facility within the city limits.
"FCSSC helps our members connect to each other and to recreational opportunities in the city. This outdoor sand complex is important because it will help to satisfy demand from London's adults for ever-better quality of life, opportunities to stay active, have fun and meet new people," stated Kyla Woodcock, Director of FCSSC.
The site, which is on the shores of Fanshawe Lake, was once home to a handful of courts that the Club has now brought back to life. With six new courts, the Club can host three times more players than before, up to 900 per week, and ensure that the Club's tournaments for charities like the United Way, can attract even more players.
The new complex also allows the Club to introduce Beach Dodgeball to London, a sport that has already gained great popularity in large centres like Toronto and Vancouver - another first for London. FCSSC is already home to 35+ indoor dodgeball teams (over 360 players) each year.
FCSSC worked with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority to complete the project. The Club was originally introduced to the site by the YMCA Children's Safety Village, who now can use the courts during the day.
FCSSC also contributed to the revitalization of two other courts in the conservation area's day-use area, which will allow more Londoners to enjoy the activity every day.