INdoor Training

September – May

INdoor Volleyball

Our indoor season runs from September through to the end of May. The Berkshire Volleyball League starts from mid-October.

Club Night

Spikeopaths run a club training session on Tuesday evenings at The Wren School, Bath Road, Reading RG30 2BB throughout the indoor season. The total session is 3 hours 6:30 – 9:30. The sessions are open to everyone (both ladies and men of all volleyball abilities) and the first hour will include drills and skills training. That first hour is mainly set up for beginners but doesn’t stop more experienced players attending and having a refresher or just simply exercise more.


Our club currently has one ladies team, two mens teams and three mixed teams, all playing in the Berkshire Volleyball League. Training sessions are held at The Wren:

  • Men’s training every Wednesday between 7:30 and 9:30pm
  • Ladies training every Thursday between 7:30 and 9:30pm

Team sessions are by invite only. If this is something you are keen to get into then come along to our Club Night and speak to the coach or a committee member that evening.

How to Join

Joining Spikeopaths is easy. You can simply fill in our Get Involved form and wait for an invitation. Our club is based on volunteers coaching the sessions so we’ll do our best to give you any necessary coaching you need – also please ask if there’s anything you’d like to know or that is confusing.

Where we play

Our training location is at The Wren School, Bath Road, Reading RG30 2BB.

First session free!

If you’d like to give volleyball a try or you’ve played before and have moved to the Reading or Berkshire area then we will give you your first session free to come along and give our club a go. Once you try, we’re sure you’ll get hooked…most people do!

What to wear

If you are new to volleyball and would like to join in, then we recommend investing in the following equipment:

  • Court Shoes – Regular trainers are ok but actual volleyball trainers provide the best support.
  • Knee pads – If you plan to play regularly we recommend investing in some knee pads to protect your knees.
  • Sports Shorts – Ideally stretchable material to allow you to bend your knees.
  • Sports Top

We recommend Decathlon or Zalando for all your volleyball equipment.

Is there anything I can do to prepare?

If you are brand new to volleyball then it’s worth spending some time getting to grips with the volleyball terms. We’d recommend a couple of websites, Volleyball 101 tips and The Art of Coaching Volleyball for some great resources and videos on drills and technique.

Anything else I need to know?

Some people say it’s the most important part of volleyball…the social part! Occasionally, after a volleyball session, a few people will head to the nearest pub for a thirst quencher before heading home. Make sure you bring some pennies for a well deserved refreshment!

We also recommend the following:

If you would like to keep up to date on sessions and social events then subscribe to our club mailing list.