Opening of a large indoor beach volleyball facility with sports bar in Sunnyside

An extensive new facility featuring indoor beach volleyball, as well as a sports bar and lounge, has opened in Sunnyside. Pictured are players on the pitch at the facility (Photo courtesy of Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

March 9, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A sprawling new facility featuring indoor beach volleyball, as well as a sports bar and large lounge, has opened in Sunnyside.

The facility, called QBK Sports, opened last month on the ground floor of an industrial building at 41-20 39th St.—across from the Gaspareau Brewery.

The 17,000 square foot complex consists of three sand beach volleyball courts lined up next to each other. There’s also a sports bar and lounge area with a ping-pong table.

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

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’s excited to bring the new complex to Sunnyside.

He said customer reaction has been positive.

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

Dubov filled the courts with approximately 730 tons of high quality sand from New Jersey. He said the sand makes it easier for players to jump and it doesn’t scratch or cut skin.

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

Dubov said the facility provides a fun setting where patrons of all skill levels can enjoy volleyball. The establishment is open seven days a week and all year round, including summer, since the space is air-conditioned.

QBK sports bar and lounge chairs (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

There are also three large televisions hanging from the edge of the courtyard that serve as scoreboards.

Customers can reserve a place on the court via the Company Website. The spots, known as drop-ins, take place in three-hour time slots and usually cost $45. However, the company is currently offering a 25% discount to celebrate the opening.

Dubov said the facility is open to people of all skill levels and offers a series of instruction course where residents can learn the basics of the game. Classes are held on Saturdays from 2 p.m. and Mondays from 7 p.m.

He said the facility’s volleyball leagues will begin next month. Leagues are divided into three categories based on the skill level of the players. There will be recreational leagues for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced level leagues.

The facility, Dubov said, also features a full bar and lounge where players can relax after their sessions and mingle. There is seating for about 150 people.

The living room includes a mezzanine 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 weren’t required to use the volleyball courts to frequent the bar.

“People can just stop and watch TV or watch 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 offers a range of cocktails on its menu. Juices, smoothies, coffees and energy drinks are also available, he said.

The menu consists of bites such as wings, cheese platters and fried Brussels sprouts.

A breakfast menu of oatmeal and croissants is also offered.

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

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

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

Players on the pitch at the facility (Photo courtesy of Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

_Table tennis at 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 at QBK Sports (Photo provided by Leon Dubov, owner of QBK Sports)

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