Our History

Thirty years ago, a group of gay volleyball enthusiasts in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas began playing volleyball together on Sunday afternoons. They decided to form a league and the Dallas Independent Volleyball Association (DIVA) was formed with just six teams in 1989.

With five-hundred members each season, DIVA is now one of the largest gay sports organizations in North Texas and the largest Adult Volleyball League in Texas. We offer competitive play and volleyball skills training at seven different levels. You can be a novice, an experienced player, or somewhere in between.  Many people begin in the Recreational Division to learn the game and develop their skills.

DIVA is made up of a very diverse group of people. Our membership proudly boasts both men and women who are gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and every other expression of the rainbow. They range in age from 18-60+. Whereas some of our members have never touched a volleyball in their life before joining DIVA, others may have played in college and currently compete on traveling teams playing tournaments throughout the US. If you are interested in playing volleyball, there is a place for you in DIVA. The DIVA website and Facebook page have become our best communication tools with our members.

Please get used to visiting the site on a regular basis. You will find contact information for the members of the Board should you need help or information. Members can also find contact information for other members (when registering, you can opt not to have your information made public). This information is not publicly accessible; you must be a current member to view it.

You can find directions to all facilities where we play. You can also find upcoming events, schedules for the season, team rosters, teams standings, and even links to other volleyball organizations like us throughout the US. Important updates are always being posted on our site, so check it out regularly to stay on top of what’s going on in DIVA.

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