Just on 50 truck loads of sandy loam were tipped on to Murray Street alongside the swimming pool on Wednesday, in preparation for this weekend's Coota Beach Volleyball Festival.
Council workers also put up grandstand seating on either side of the road, for at least 1400 players and spectators expected to participate.
Three council tip trucks made dozens of trips from a storage location near the racecourse, where the sand - similar in texture to brickies' loam - was stored after last year's event.
With more than 700 tonnes required, further sand was trucked in by James Graham from a quarry near Jugiong to make up for the sand that got lost in transition.
On Friday, two large earthmoving machines, a Caterpillar front end loader and a John Deere loader with a land leveller operated by Fallon's Excavations, will spread the sand to create the playing surface.
The Coota Beach Festival is the town's biggest sporting event of the year, with 42 of the 124 teams from outside Cootamundra including teams from Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Temora, Forbes, Bathurst, Young and Murringo.
Several of the teams are mixed Coota residents and ex-Coota residents.
The Festival is due to get under way tomorrow, with the first games being served up at 8am.
An estimated 600 visitors from throughout NSW and the ACT have already booked out most accommodation, while a further 800 locals will be participating as players or spectators.
As in last year, there will be eight courts in use, consisting of two permanent courts next to the swimming pool and six temporary courts in the sand along the street.
Registrations have fallen just short of last year's record of 128 teams, each of six players on court plus reserves.
It's very much a mixed event, with each team of six required to have no more than three males on court at any given time.
Every team will play three games on Saturday, and will also have umpiring duties.
All players must play at least three games on the Saturday to qualify to play on Sunday.
This will be the event's 20th year. Over the two decades during it has grown to become one of the premier events in the Riverina.
The Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen's Club, a major supporter of the event, has organised an after party to start at 9pm Saturday night.
The Club's secretary manager, Greg Bruce, said the main DJ would Likewise, with support acts from BNDR and "everyone's favourite local DJ" Harry Howse.
One of the event's organisers, Janine Ricketts, who has been involved in the event for the past decade said only a small group is behind what turns Cootamundra into a beach wonderland each year.
After what organisers hope will be another successful event socially and economically for the town Ms Ricketts said the event committee will hold an annual general meeting where all positions will be vacated.
"We are looking for new blood to come in and help," she said.
Ms Rickets acknowledged the fantastic assistance of the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council towards the event.
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