Cootamundra has had to turn teams away for this year's Coota Beach Volleyball Carnival, the town's biggest sporting event of the year.
The two-day event gets under way tomorrow, Saturday 16, with the first game being served up at 8am.
Organisers say more and more teams seem to be wanting to register every year.
"The cutoff of 128 clubs was reached a while ago, and some teams had have to be knocked back," said Greg Bruce, Secretary Manager of the Ex-Servicmen's Club and Citizen's Memorial Club which sponsors the event..
"Hopefully they'll try again a bit earlier next year."
Mr Bruce said the event had been going for 19 years and is a real drawcard for the town.
Creating Coota Beach is a major logistical exercise, requiring 700 tonnes of sand which was dumped onto a closed-off section of Murray Street next to the swimming pool early this week.
A total of seven courts will be active, with banks of seating going up quickly during the week to ensure plenty of crowd support for players.
The club has organised an after party, set to start at 9pm, and have organised three DJs for the night, two coming from out of town.
"We've booked everyone's favourite local DJ Harry Howes and also 'Chumpian' from Sydney and 'Boundil', a regular at Mooseheads in Canberra," Mr Bruce said.
Preparation of the courts this year has been by Fallon's Excavations, now in their second year for the carnival.
The company used two large earthmoving machines, a Caterpillar front end loader and a John Deer loader with a land leveller to create the "beach".
Ray Fallon, co-owner of the business with brother Bruce, said the sand was sourced from Gobarralong, on the Murrumbidgee about 16km south of Coolac.
"It's not a river sand, however, it's a loam more like a brikkies loam, that's the preferred material for volleyball," Mr Fallon said.
"A lot of this loam was actually used in last year's carnival - it was taken over and stored near the racecourse to be re-used 12 months later."
The carnival is a premier event across the Riverina and NSW. Members of the organising committee who have helped it grow are appealing for new people to come forward and add their ideas.