Connect, play and have more fun in greater akron!

Founded in 2016, Summit Sports & Social (formerly Stay in Play Recreation) is the premier provider of adult recreational sports leagues, fun-filled social events, and tournaments in the Akron/Canton area. We offer a variety of co-ed sports geared toward young professionals and multigenerational groups in the area. With a focus on sand volleyball, we also offer kickball, Spikeball, bocce ball, and dodgeball – and we’re just getting started.

Indoor Volleyball

For the past 5 years, our indoor volleyball leagues and open gyms were held at Rubber City Sports at Goodyear Hall. New leagues will take place at our new indoor home — Pinnacle Sports.

Sand Volleyball

Weeknight and weekend co-ed leagues for all levels are located in downtown Akron at our own home base, the Canal Courts.


Kickball leagues are a blast for everyone. This year, we have partnered with The City of Cuyahoga Falls, organizing a Wednesday evening league at Waterworks Park – Come kick it!

2021 Volleyball Tournaments: Live!

We have officially announced some of our summer programming in downtown Akron. Head over to our Facebook Events page for details and registration!

Social & Community Events

Drink specials and unique events at bars, breweries, and restaurants throughout greater Akron – specifically downtown.


Spikeball is a fast-paced combo of volleyball and four square. We have run our Spikeball leagues on Cascade Plaza in previous years in the heart of downtown Akron.

Bocce Ball

Previously, we have held bocce ball leagues on Cascade Plaza in partnership with the Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP). We plan to bring this activity back in the near future!


Co-ed dodgeball leagues are the perfect mix of exercise and agility. We use no-sting balls for an approachable experience.

From more laid-back approachable recreational leagues to serious and fiercely competitive groupings, we’re confident you won’t regret adding our routine dose of fun to your week. We aren’t just focused on sports. With pre and post-game gatherings and partners with the area’s best bars and breweries, we’re also a great way to make new friends!

Canal Courts:

Sand Volleyball

Our main facility is located in downtown Akron, directly under the historic Goodrich smokestacks right off the Towpath Trail with nearly 100,000 square feet to socialize and play. The new brewery district featuring Missing Falls and R. Shea is conveniently located adjacent to our four sand volleyball courts, between Main Street and W. Bartges. Thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition – The Canal Courts are our home base for sand volleyball leagues, tournaments and other events. Outside of programmed activity, these courts and open and free to use by the public.

“I have been playing with Summit Sports & Social for the past 4 years and it’s always the highlight of my week. Win or lose, I always have a great time and I have met so many friends through their leagues.”

Kevin Gamble

Marketing Manager, ACRT Services

Social and Community Events

Summit Sports & Social hosts gatherings for league participants and the greater Akron community at some of the hottest bars, restaurants, and other unique venues around town. These gatherings feature drink specials as well as fun & games and they’re always a great way to get out of your normal routine and get to know new Akronites. Check out our Facebook events page to RSVP for whatever is on deck next!

We welcome your questions, ideas, and feedback!

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Summit Sports & Social

520 S Main St Suite 2511-24 
Akron, OH 44311

Call Us: (330) 203-1637


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