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Large Indoor Beach Volleyball Facility With Sports Bar Opens in Sunnyside

An expansive new facility offering indoor beach volleyball—as well as a sports bar and lounge area— has opened in Sunnyside. Pictured are players on court at the facility (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

March 9, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

An expansive new facility offering indoor beach volleyball—as well as a sports bar and large lounge area— has opened in Sunnyside.

The establishment, called QBK Sports, opened last month on the ground floor of an industrial building at 41-20 39th St.—across the street from the brewpub Alewife.

The 17,000 square foot complex consists of three sand-based beach volleyball courts lined up next to one another. There is also a sports bar and lounge area that comes with a ping pong table.

The entire facility is open plan with a barrier separating the courts from the bar and lounge area.

QBK Sports is owned and operated by Leon Dubov, a former hedge fund manager from Brooklyn. The facility is Dubov’s first venture into the industry and he says he is delighted to bring the new complex to Sunnyside.

He said the reaction from patrons has been positive.

“It’s been going well, there’s been a pretty good response from people so far,” Dubov said. “I am still trying to figure out what our peak and off-peak times are.”

Dubov filled the courts with around 730 tons of high-quality sand sourced from New Jersey. He said the sand makes it easier for players to jump and it also does not scrape or cut the skin.

“The sand is amazing, it is the best you can find in this part of the world,” Dubov said.

Dubov said the facility offers a fun setting where customers of all levels can enjoy playing volleyball. The facility is open seven days a week and all year round—including summer since the space is air-conditioned.

The bar and lounger area at QBK sports (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

There are also three large TVs hanging courtside that act as scoreboards.

Customers can reserve a spot on court via the company website. The spots, known as drop-ins, come in three-hour time slots and are typically priced at $45. However, the company is currently offering a 25 percent discount to celebrate the opening.

Dubov said the facility is open to people of all skill levels and offers a series of instruction classes where residents can learn the basics of how to play. The classes take place on Saturdays from 2 p.m. and on Mondays from 7 p.m.

He said that volleyball leagues at the facility will kick off next month. The leagues come in three categories depending on player skill levels. There will be recreational leagues for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced level leagues.

The facility, Dubov said, also offers a full bar and lounge area where players can hang out after their sessions and mingle. There is seating for around 150 people.

The lounge includes a mezzanine area where residents can watch the volleyball action from a height.

Dubov said the bar has a number of TVs where sports are shown throughout the day. He said residents don’t have to use the volleyball courts to frequent the bar.

“People can just stop by and watch TV or look at the volleyball,” Dubov said.

Dubov said the bar offers a range of beers from local brewers including Alewife, the Montauk Brewing Company and Coney Island Brewery.

Other beers include Stella, Corona and Heineken while the bar also has a range of cocktails on its menu. Fruit juices, smoothies, coffees and energy drinks are also available, he said.

The food menu consists of bite-size offerings such as wings, cheese platters and fried Brussel sprouts.

There is also a breakfast menu consisting of overnight oats and croissants.

The bar at QBK Sports (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

Bar area (provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports) (1)

The bar and lounge includes a mezzanine area (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

Players on court at the facility (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

_Table Tennis in Sunnyside (provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

Residents playing ping pong at QBK Sports (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

Bar area in Sunnyside (provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

Residents enjoying the bar area at QBK Sports (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

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James

I understand the draw of the indoor beach Volleyball as I used to play years ago myself, but how bland and boring is that bar lounge area.

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Jim

This is a spectacular edition to Sunnyside. I’m sure even the progressives will agree. How about a volleyball game between The Progressives and The Commonsense People. Julie Won can captain the progressives and I can captain The Commonsense People. Now if we can just get Lele and her friends out from under that station!

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Needs a hobby

How lame. Instead of celebrating the opening of what looks to be a cool activity space and bar in Sunnyside, this person devolves to unrelated political verbal diarrhea. Try doing something positive for a change.

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Were you trying to spell "addition?"

Thanks for making this negative. A post about a volleyball court offended you THAT much?!

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