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New volleyball tournament in Lido Beach

Matthew Lagalante, 19, of Levittown, reaches high for

Matthew Lagalante, 19, of Levittown, reaches high for the ball during a friendly beach volleyball tournament with friends at Jones Beach. (June 15, 2012) Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Nickerson Beach Park will host the first Players Ball, a new volleyball tournament put on by Nassau County and Volleyball Long Island.

The event, which the county and VBLI hope to hold every year, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at the park. The event is open to men’s, women’s, and coed teams, and will be played round-robin. Registration began July 13 and closes at noon Aug. 8. Organizers said registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

“There will be music, food, fun and great prizes,” organizers said in a statement.

Registration is available at Nickerson Beach is at 880 Lido Blvd. in Lido Beach, on the Atlantic Ocean.

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