With one round of the Victorian Volleyball League remaining, seven of the nine Phantoms teams are either finals-bound or still challenging for a spot.
The Premier Men, with Matthew Berry and Nick Adamson, are sixth and must beat the fifth-placed Eastside Hawks in both their games on Saturday.
The Phantoms must also hope third-placed Monash beats the fourth-placed Renegades in both their matches to play finals.
"It's been a familiar tale for our team this year, so close yet so far," Berry said.
"We've been in winning positions against most teams, but haven't been quite able to deliver that killer blow."
The reserves men - led by Nathan Berry, Jack Hannan and Cam Robinson - are third with nine wins and three losses.
They have games against sixth-placed Eastside Hawks and second-placed Mornington to come.
The team has been playing consistently throughout the season and will be confident of victory.
The reserves women - with Tamikah Dockrill, Delaney Wills, Laelah Robertson and Cleo Baker - are six wins and six losses on the season and face two very winnable games against Eastside Hawks and Mornington, which are 11th and ninth on the ladder.
The men's Division 2 Phantoms Black team - with Tim Popple in charge and Will Saligari on the improve - is on top of the ladder with 10 wins and two losses and coming together nicely as a team.
Stablemates Phantoms Purple, with Lloyd Baker and Shaun Bray, are just outside the eight with six wins and six losses, facing two teams that are around them on the ladder. They will need two big wins to push for a finals spot.
The Division 2 women's team - with Emily Hannan, Hannah Whyte, Kimberley Crabtree, Choe Brown, Eadie Garth-Lindsay and Rebecca Allan - is sitting in the top six and has two very winnable games against teams in 14th and 16th, so should consolidate its finals hopes.
The Division 3 women's team, with Jade Saligari, is sitting third on the ladder and has two games: one against 10th-placed Eastside Hawks and the other against top of the table Renegades. Coach Wayne Symons will be happy to split his results.
Only the premier women and Division 3 men are out of contention for finals, but will be playing for pride on Saturday.
Volleyball Horsham's domestic competition is calling for entries for the coming winter season, which starts on Monday, July 29 for juniors, women and C Grade and Wednesday, July 31 for A and B grades.
Individuals or teams wanting to enter should message email@example.com