Welcome to Gillis 47!

JULY 29-30, 2017
Toes Beach, Playa del Rey

(For a map, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Wow! It's hard to imagine we are closing in on the golden goal of 50 years. After our journey with the county, it looks like we are back in good standing in PdR.

We made a lot of changes last year cutting the tournament down to a more manageable level, going back to Toes Beach, and eliminating the folks who only came to party on the beach. We had to make late decisions on the dates and lost some of you to pre-planned vacations, etc. Hopefully that is behind us and this year's dates are working for everyone.

Our goal of cutting the 6-Man division in half worked great and we will again have only three courts this year. We encourage everyone to jump back into the 2-Man brackets, if possible. There will not be any Kids or Teen courts, so please play doubles with them in the Hoffy 2-Man bracket. We'll keep those teams bunched together as much as possible.

In the Hoffy last year, we opened a new opportunity for the old guys to have a "Tag-Team" where three people can switch which two players are on the court. You must sub in on the serving position. Old guys can still rule... for a few points, at least.

If you are on Facebook and not getting Gillis updates, go to TheGillisVolleyballTournament to become friends.

The website at www.thegillis.com has so many amazing pictures by Denny Smith along with all of the results, history, our amazing sponsors, and so much more. Our sponsors are so helpful in putting the tourney on. We couldn't do it without them, so please give them your business all year long.


You must be 21+ to play in the 6-Man division or be part of a family team. Your roster must be on the entry form and must be filled out. If your team at the tourney doesn't match the roster, your team will not be able to advance. Bringing in "ringers" is not in the spirit of the Gillis. 6-Man costs are $100.

Please be VERY aware of your trash during the weekend. We pay heavy fines for the beach not being perfect. There are trash bags available all weekend at the G-Spot. Thanks for helping out.

Please help your teens and young adults stay in control. We shouldn’t need to remind anyone that it is illegal to drink alcohol on the beach. It's a very expensive fine if you get a citation. We will again have security strolling the beach all weekend.

We wish we could let everyone that wants to play in the Gillis in, but we just don't have room. After down-sizing last year, we have even fewer spots available. We love for all to come and watch.

We're sorry that parking is very tough. Take an Uber to and from and save the headache.

It's Gillis time!

Hugs from all the Cressmans