If you sometimes fantasize about taking that beach volleyball and nailing your opponent with it, you might want to consider Venice Beach Dodgeball Saturdays, a monthly event in which you can try out a new sport while still getting your fix of sun, sand and sea. Players' faces may be fierce, but this is a friendly environment. Dodgeballers of all levels are welcome and, so say the veterans, the foam balls don't even sting! Pickup games on multiple courts take place in the afternoon on the second Saturday of every month, and it's only $5 to join. Bring a little extra cash, though, as drinking and mingling post-game are always on the agenda. Venice Beach at Washington Boulevard, Venice. dodgeballrevolution.com.
—Ali Trachta

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