Pakmen bask in beach glory at Nationals

By DAVID WINER It was just another day at the beach for members of the Pakmen Volleyball Club. Other than the pomp and circumstance associated with the annual Beach Nationals at Toronto's Ashbridge's Bay, Pakmen did what they usually do--dominate and win. It made little difference that the country's best players were in attendance ... More

Star Academy continues to give Pakmen a helping hand

By DAVID WINER When COVID-19 swept across our shores in March of 2020 igniting a modern-day plague, it filled our lives with fear. Our days consisted of staring at all four walls in our homes, or waiting in ever stretching lines to purchase what little was still on store shelves In just two months, restaurants, pubs, houses of worship, ... More

Javelin Sports: More Than Just a Game

Written by: Javelin Sports In Toronto, growth in the volleyball community is at an all-time high, and at the centre of this bustling community is an emerging platform that connects local volleyball players to training sessions, drop-in games, and tournaments all through an app on your phone. The Javelin App is a volleyball-focused platform ... More

Pakmen own the podium at OVA Beach Provincials

By DAVID WINER Special The Pakmen have drawn a line in the sand that may never be crossed. Competing at the Ontario Volleyball Association Beach Provincials, the Pakmen Volleyball Club prevailed with a flurry of gold medal performances that would confound the most optimistic prognosticator. "It was a record performance!" said ecstatic ... More

Pakmen are once again setting the pace

By DAVID WINER Volleyball in this country is about to get a new look. Not a nip here and a tuck there, but a complete facelift that will dramatically elevate the future of the sport in Canada. Instilling a new level of respect internationally for the way Canada develops its future stars through the ranks. Leading the charge in this ... More

Couple’s generosity comes with no ‘Strings’ attached

By DAVID WINER Hope Han knows a successful teacher needs infinite patience. The perfect blend of expertise, encouragement and time to procure the very best results. With such guidance a student can truly become talented at anything from scholastics, to music, to sports. As the owners and operators of Infiniti Strings in Markham, Han ... More

Pakmen Volleyball Camp is once again a full go

By DAVID WINER A game-changing idea can originate anywhere, anytime...from a boardroom to a classroom. Such a plan, conceived by a Grade 8 student at David Leeder Middle School a couple decades ago, has been paying enormous dividends for the Pakmen Volleyball Club ever since. With the help of his fellow classmates, that initial project by ... More

Pakmen sweep 18U Provincial titles

By DAVID WINER The Pakmen Volleyball Club pulled off an exceptional feat at the recent Ontario Provincial Championships at Toronto's Enercare Centre. In addition to finishing as the top club for the 11th consecutive year with four golds, one silver and four bronze medals, Pakmen achieved the rare golden sweep in the 18U category for both ... More

Portugal’s pro league ‘Singhs’ the praises of former Pakmen star

By DAVID WINER It is easy to spot Navreet Singh on the volleyball court. Wearing a patka, an under-turban identifying his Sikh religion, Singh is easily recognizable whether involved in the play, or not. Singh is only one of a million adherents of the religion in North America, which means it's a rarity to see Sikhs, making headlines in ... More

The Importance of Teamwork in Volleyball

By Pakmen Volleyball Research Staff Many sports require teamwork. The sport of volleyball is no exception.  It’s worth noting that teamwork is incredibly important for volleyball game. Volleyball itself is a team sport. That means that the sport of volleyball requires teamwork. Volleyball players have to cooperate and communicate a lot with ... More