The Hajraa Outdoor Tournament is the biggest grass volleyball tournament in the world! Every year we organize a big tournament for more than 500 teams consisting of two days of volleyball, two nights of festivities and a campsite. Teams can sign up for different levels, from mixed recreational to premier league men and women, so there is something for everyone! This tournament will take place in June on the University grounds in Eindhoven.
The Hajraa Outdoortournament first took place in 1979 with 80 teams and has grown to be the biggest grass volleyball tournament of the world since then. With approximately 500 teams of different nationalities on over 100 courts, and with over 6000 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 status!
In one week time the sports area and the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology will transform into the biggest volleyball event of the world 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, 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 always always entails fun!