The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.

Age categories

Men: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
Women: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+

The age category you will compete in for Volleyball will be determined as at 31 December of the year of the event. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December, you would compete in the 40+ age category. For teams, the category you compete in is based on the age of the youngest team member.


Possible events and disciplines

Beach Volleyball – Pairs and Fours


Grades definition

A Grade – Open: This category is for tournament and competition players.

B Grade – Recreational: This category is for social players and beginners.


  • Competitors can compete in up to two teams, in different age categories and different grades.
  • Competitors can only compete in one ‘odd’ age category and one ‘even’ age category (eg. One from 35+, 45+, 55+ or 65+, and one from 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+ or 70+)
  • Competitors can compete in both indoor and beach volleyball.