Net sports are sports where two opposing players or teams compete while being separated by a regulated net that sets the scoring and rules of the game. Games involving nets may include special equipment such as rackets, but others, like volleyball, only require that the players use only their hands to hit the ball over the net to the opposing side. Scoring in net sports are most often determined when the opponent does not return the ball back across the net, or lets it touch the ground or bounce twice depending on the sport. Net sports promote multiple athletic skills while also remaining approachable by the average player. The equipment required for net sports are lightweight and affordable which allows for humans of all ages to join these games.

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Badminton Nets

Badminton nets run the entire width of the court (20’ | 6.1 m) and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net is 5’1” | 1.55 m high at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting in a height of 5’ | 1.52 m. Badminton nets are split into a 1:1 ratio from the floor to the top providing a 2.5’ | .76 m opening below and an equal mesh surface above. Variations of badminton nets come in polyethylene, nylon, and vinyl.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
Badminton nets run the entire width of the court (20’ | 6.1 m) and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net is 5’1” | 1.55 m high at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting at a height of 5’ | 1.52 m.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
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Height (Overall): 5’1” | 1.55 m
Height (Center): 5’ | 1.52 m
Width: 20’ | 6.1 m
Above Floor: 2.5’ | .76 m
Net Mesh: 3/4” | 19 mm
Material: Polyethylene, nylon, vinyl

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Volleyball Court

Volleyball courts (indoor) are flat and horizontal playing surfaces sized for the game of volleyball. Volleyball courts are regulated at 59’ | 18 m in length with a width of 29’ 6” | 9 m. Attack lines dividing the front and back rows are marked 9’10” (10’) | 3 m parallel to the net. Free zones at a minimum of 9’10” | 3 m are required around the entirety of the court with generous clearances up to 16’5” | 5 m on the sides and 21’4” | 6.5 m in the back. Indoor volleyball court surfaces are required to be made of resilient wood flooring or poured with a synthetic urethane.

Dimensioned drawing of a regulation volleyball court illustrating measurements and sizes of play
Volleyball courts are flat and horizontal playing surfaces sized for the game of volleyball. Volleyball courts are regulated at 59’ | 18 m in length with a width of 29’ 6” | 9 m. Indoor volleyball court surfaces are required to be made of resilient wood flooring or poured with a synthetic urethane.

Dimensioned drawing of a regulation volleyball court illustrating measurements and sizes of play
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Length: 59’ | 18 m
Width: 29’6” | 9 m
Attack Line: 9’10” (10’) | 3 m from net
Playing Area: 1,743 ft2 | 161 m2
Free Zone | Clearance (Back): 9’10”-21’4” | 3-6.5 m
Free Zone | Clearance (Side): 9’10”-16’5” | 3-5 m
Area with Clearances (Minimum): 3,875 ft2 | 360 m2
Area with Clearances (Large):
6,340 ft2 | 589 m2
Material (Indoor): Wood, synthetic urethane, rubber, vinyl

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Volleyball Court plan

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Volleyball Nets

Volleyball nets run the entire width of the court (29’6” | 9 m) and are held rigid by outer poles typically set 3’ | .91 m from the court. The center height of a volleyball net differs for men’s and women’s play with men’s nets regulated at a height of 7’ 11.69” | 2.43 m and women’s at 7’ 4.35” | 2.24 m. The dimensions of the playing court are identified by two antenna extending 32” | 80 cm above the net. Volleyball nets are 39” | 1 m from top to bottom and are constructed with a polypropylene or nylon netting with a mesh size of 3.9” | 10 cm and are capped with stiff headbands along the perimeters. Volleyball nets are typically  made with black netting with white headbands.

Elevation drawing measuring professional volleyball nets with dimensions and sizes
Volleyball nets run the width of the court (29’6” | 9 m) and are held rigid by outer poles typically set 3’ | .91 m from the court. The center height of a volleyball net differs for men’s and women’s play with men’s nets regulated at a height of 7’ 11.69” | 2.43 m and women’s at 7’ 4.35” | 2.24 m.

Elevation drawing measuring professional volleyball nets with dimensions and sizes
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Height (Men’s): 7’ 11.69” | 2.43 m
Height (Women’s): 7’ 4.35” | 2.24 m
Width (Vertical): 39” | 1 m
Length (Between Poles): 36’ | 10.97 m
Pole Offset: 3’ | .91 m from court
Antenna: 32” | 80 cm
Above Floor: 4’1”-4’8” | 1.25-1.42 m
Net Mesh: 3.9” | 10 cm
Material: Polypropylene, nylon

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Table Tennis Clearances
Drawing with dimensions for the minimum side and end clearances required around a Table Tennis | Ping Pong Table

Table Tennis | Ping Pong tables require varying minimum additional amounts of clearance space around the table depending on the play style and venue. Ranging from minimum casual clearances to recreational, local, national, and international settings, table tennis clearances are established to avoid distractions and obstacles and to accommodate player movement. Minimum clearances for table tennis tables are set at an additional 5’ | 1.53 m from the end, 3’ | .9 m from the sides, and result in overall clearance dimensions of 19’x11’ | 5.8 m x 3.4 m (209 ft2 | 19.4 m2). Recreational style venues should have overall clearances of 28’x13’ | 8.5 m x 4 m (364 ft2 | 33.8 m2). International tournaments are regulated at minimum overall clearances of 46’x23’ | 14 m x 7 m (1,058 ft2 | 98.3 m2).

Illustration of various required side and end clearances and room sizes required for Table Tennis | Ping Pong
Table Tennis | Ping Pong tables require varying minimum clearance spaces around the table to accommodate player movement. Minimum clearances for tables are set at 5’ | 1.53 m from the end, 3’ | .9 m from the sides, and result in overall dimensions of 19’ x 11’ | 5.8 m x 3.4 m (209 ft2 | 19.4 m2).

Illustration of various required side and end clearances and room sizes required for Table Tennis | Ping Pong
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Minimum:
End Clearance: 5’ | 1.53 m
Side Clearance: 3’ | .9 m
Overall Length: 19’ | 5.8 m
Overall Width: 11’ | 3.4 m
Overall Area: 209 ft2 | 19.4 m2

Recreational Play:
Overall Length: 28’ | 8.5 m
Overall Width: 13’ | 4 m
Overall Area: 364 ft2 | 33.8 m2

International Tournament:
Overall Length: 46’ | 14 m
Overall Width: 23’ | 7 m

Overall Area: 1,058 ft2 | 98.3 m2

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Volleyball
Dimensions of a volleyball measuring circumference and diameter

Volleyballs are spherical balls made of leather or synthetic leather used to play the sport of volleyball. Volleyballs are regulated with circumferences between 25.6”-26.4”| 65-67 cm, weights of 9.2-9.9 oz | 260-280 g, and must maintain an internal pressure of 0.30–0.325 kg/cm2. The diameter of a volleyball is between 8.15”-8.4” | 20.7-21.3 cm.

Volleyballs are spherical balls made of leather or synthetic leather used to play the sport of volleyball. Volleyballs are regulated with circumferences between 25.6”-26.4”| 65-67 cm, weights of 9.2-9.9 oz | 260-280 g, and must maintain an internal pressure of 0.30–0.325 kg/cm2.

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Circumference: 25.6”-26.4” | 65-67 cm
Diameter: 8.15”-8.4” | 20.7-21.3 cm
Weight: 9.2-9.9 oz | 260-280 g
Pressure (Internal): 4.3-4.6 psi | .30–.33 kg/cm2
Material: Leather, synthetic leather

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