We have composed the rules for games and leagues here at Endless Summer Beach Volleyball.  They are as followed:

Rules Regarding League Play Scoring
. Teams play three (3) games each night.  The first two games are to 25 points with a 30-point cap.  The third game is to 21 with a 23-point cap.  There will be no exceptions to these rules.  All games are rally-point scoring (point scored on every serve). Teams must win by two points, or when the point cap is reached.
. Captains need to sign for the match results at the conclusion of the match.  Results will not be changed once they are signed for, so captains should check results carefully before signing and agreeing to them. 

Rules Regarding CoEd
M:F Ratio and Team Make-up:
1. Sixes format: Minimum 2 women on court for coed 6s.  If only 1 female is available to start play only 4 males can fill out the team.  At no time can a team have 5 males on the court.  Any team that starts play with 1 female and 4 males will begin the game minus 3 pts every game, even if missing female arrives during the game (she can still join right away).  One female and 1, 2 or 3 males will not be penalized (score starts at 0:0).  No female player results in a forfeit.  
Fours: Any combination of males and females is acceptable.  

Teams may borrow any player who is playing in the league, either in their current session or a different time on the same night. Using this player from another team will cause the team to start down 3 pts for every game that they use the sub. *No subs allowed during playoffs and finals.

Beach Digs and Sets on the first team contact
It is illegal in beach rules to double contact the first team hit if you use your fingers to direct the ball UNLESS the ball is hard-driven. When determining if the ball is hard driven one should ask “did the defender have time to play the ball in any other fashion?”Other double contacts (that do not use the fingers to direct the ball) are all legal on the first ball provided they occur in one attempt to play the ball. You can use open-palm “beach digs” which momentarily lift or push the ball if you are defending a hard-driven ball (i.e. attacked ball, or fast-moving ball off a block), and as stated previously, it’s okay to use a hand setting action. If the ball isn’t hard driven, that set has to be nectar since no double contact is allowed. If the ball is hard driven, a double contact is allowed and such a set needn’t be pretty at all–on hard-driven balls, a momentary lift is permissible as is a double contact.

–  The ball may touch any part of the body.
–  The ball must be hit, not caught or thrown. It can rebound in any direction.
a) In defensive action of a hard driven ball. In this case, the ball can be held momentarily overhand with the fingers.
b) If simultaneous contacts by the two opponents leads to a “held ball”.
– The ball may touch various parts of the body, only if the contacts take place simultaneously.
a) At blocking, consecutive contacts by one or more blockers are authorized, provided that they occur during one action.
b) At the first hit of the team, unless it is played overhand using fingers (with the exception of the defensive action of a hard driven ball, the ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively, provided that the contacts occur during one action.
.Double hits are allowed on any 1st ball over the net if taken with open hands as long as finger action is not used to control direction of ball

. Honor System on calls during play
. Tournaments will have referees 
. You cannot hit the net at anytime. The only time you can touch the net is if it was hit into you or if the play is over.
.Players may not run onto an adjacent court. If a player steps into another court or on the boundary line of another court, even after playing the ball, the ball is ruled out.
. 1 (One) timeout per game
. Switch sides after each game

Doubles Rules
1. If a partner does not show up for a regular season game a player may pick up any player from another team that is not playing with no penalty. 
2. Any ball set back intentionally over the net must be square with the player’s shoulders, i.e. the ball must be directly in front or directly behind the player. Side setting over the net is illegal. A set that drifts over the net is considered unintentional and therefore legal