Beach volleyball in Lausanne
Originally a family activity, beach volleyball, or simply beach-volley in french, saw its first official two-on-two tournament take place in 1943 in State Beach, in California (USA). During the 1970s and 80s this sport enjoyed an unprecedented boom. In 1996, at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, beach volleyball entered the Olympic family. Brazil and the United States have won the most titles.
This sport can be played in three venues in Lausanne: Bellerive, Vidy and Dorigny. All the information you need on these places can be found below.
Bellerive swimming pool pitches
Bellerive swimming pool has five beach-volley courts where this sport can be played during opening hours. Changing rooms, pool, access to the lake and restaurant enhance these recreational areas.
These courts are part of the Vidy educational plateau, ideally situated by the lake. They are free to use and very popular during high season. The “winner stays on court” principle applies most of the time. The cloakrooms at Vidy-Coubertin stadium may be used.
UNIL – Dorigny pitches
The Sports Centre belonging to the University of Lausanne and the EPFL has three superb courts with stunning views over Lake Geneva. The cloakrooms in the sports halls may be used.
Service des sports
Chemin des Grandes-Roches
Case postale 243
1000 Lausanne 18
Phone +41 21 315 14 14
Fax +41 21 315 14 19
tl 1: Stade olympique; 3: Mont-Blanc