Stone Face Tavern gives patrons the opportunity to hit the sand
While most people head to a bar for a drink after work, Mechanical Engineering major Vincent Garcia said he heads to Stone Face Tavern to play volleyball instead.
Stone Face Courts is an indoor/ outdoor sport center that has both open courts and league play, said Garcia, who is playing on a league for the first time.
It’s special because it’s a really fun intramural sport put on through the bar, said Garcia.
“I don’t like to do a regular workout so volleyball is the way I get my exercise in,” said Garcia.
Vincent Garcia said that he grew up with volleyball playing parents, and that for him, it is about spending time with family and friends, not winning.
“We almost always lose our games, and we’ve never won the championship,” said Garcia.
Vincent’s sister, Joslynn Garcia, has her associate degree in Bilingual Elementary Education and is going to school part time to further her degree, she said.
With a full-time job at a middle school, volleyball is a stress reliever she wishes she could use more often, she said.
“It’s just my brother, mom, dad and I. We’re together constantly and really close,” she said.
She knew volleyball was going to be tough, but really enjoys the type of workout it provides. She is constantly moving and using every muscle in her body, Joslynn Garcia said.
She has never played in another league and was thinking about starting a new team because they have so many players.
Tyson Wood is an assistant manager at Stone Face Courts and coaches volleyball on the side.
The courts are in the warehouse next door to the bar, which gives the opportunity for people under 21 to play in the facility as well, said Wood.
The courts run leagues year-round, with summer and spring leagues scheduled for longer periods than winter and autumn, said Wood.
“It’s good competitive ball here. It’s an amazing place. It’s cool because we’re the new blood in town,” said Wood.
The next round of sign-ups will be for an indoor sand dodgeball league starting March 25. The courts also offer personal or group lessons.
For more information on services provided, leagues, prices, and the signup process visit stonefacecourts.com.