The Hajraa Outdoortournament first took place in 1979 with 80 teams and has grown to be the biggest European volleyball tournament on grass since then. With approximately 500 teams of different nationalities on over 100 courts, and with over 7000 lovers of volleyball and other party-goers on 2 campings and 2 massive parties with over 21000 liters of beer the tournament has taken legendary-adjacent status
In one week time the sports area and the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology will transform in the biggest volleyball event of Europe with two full days of volleyball, Saturday afternoon theme-activities and both on Friday and Saturday evenings the biggest and most spectacular parties you can think of with live bands every night.
Next to a big part of competitors from our neighbouring countries, we’re also able to welcome participants from far and wide. For instance, in 2000 a delegation from Taiwan came to play and in 2001 students from Romania managed to win the Open Dutch Students Championship on Grass. In 2007 we were surprised by a team from Canada and a team from Haifa has been one of the higher scoring teams during ODSCG for multiple years.
This well-known tournament, that has gained international fame as one of the biggest tournaments in Europe, is organised by students from Eindhoven’s Student Volleyball Association Hajraa, who are preparing almost year-round. Hajraa is an association active in both regional and national competitions and participates in many volleyball related activities.