KPVC got off to an excellent start, taking the first two sets – 25-18 and 25-15 – to put themselves in prime position to win their opening match with ease.
But as befits a former league runner up, their opponents battled back to take the third set 15-25 but
KPVC were able to see out the match, winning a hard-fought fourth set 25-22.
The VTL is made up of eight teams and will run until April 8 of next year.
KPVC is sponsored by Kathu Municipality and the Phuket Sport Association, whose support has enable them to recruit players like current Thailand international Ornuma Sitthirak and former star Alisa Sengsane.
Former winners of the league, KPVC will play their second game on Christmas Day (December 25), when they travel to Nakornsawan to take on SCG Khon Kan.