Day One of the Southern Regional Volleyball Association tournament was the largest tournament our family has ever been to. It was also the first tourney that we travelled to outside of our local area. When we arrived at the Georgia World Congress Center, we knew this was going to be BIG.* Photo dense post*
Volleyball as far as the eye could see. Closest shot to give a slight idea of just how massive the playing area was. We were in the exhibit hall area, I believe it was 3 halls that were open into one large area. There were 48 courts with games being played from 8 am until at least 9pm on day one. In most areas, the courts ran 6 deep with the central area for officials, first aid (which we visited quite a bit ourselves), and vendors along the perimeter.
Our tallest player, Hannah Grace serving.
Just like in practice, Courtney gives it her all when trying to get to the ball.
Tons of action right at the net.
We finished the day with a team gathering for a moment of prayer and getting ready for the next day of play. 16 North didn't do quite as well as they had hoped, but ended with a solid win over their last opponent. More to come as the ladies headed into the Silver bracket for Sunday's matches.