Outrigger Canoe Club hard-court volleyball teams began competing in local tournaments about 1918, and produced many championship teams. Interest waned in the mid-1920s, and OCC players returned to the Club’s sand courts and intra-club competition.
In the late 1940s, interest in hard-court volleyball was sparked and Outrigger became a regular competitor and champion of many tournaments and leagues held throughout the ’40s, 50’s, ’60s and 70s. When the AAU changed its rules to require that a team be the state champion to enter the national championships, OCC honed its play.
At times, the Club had as many as 80 players competing in different leagues in different divisions, from novice to masters. Among the leagues they participated in were the City Park Novice League, Citywide Volleyball League, Hawaiian Volleyball Officials Association League, Kalakaua League, Hawaii Senior AAU League, Hawaiian Open Volleyball League and Wahine League.
The Club also entered all the major tournaments in the islands, including the Armed Services Invitational Volleyball Tournament, Central YMCA Invitational Tournament, Haili Tournament, Hickam Invitational Volleyball Tournament, Hawaii State Championship Tournament, State Wahine Volleyball Championship and University of Hawaii Invitational Tournament.
The Outrigger continues to promote and sponsor youth volleyball teams that play in local leagues.