Volleyball is a team sport in which players use their hands to hit a volleyball over the net in an attempt to land the ball on the opponent’s ground. Each team of six players has a maximum of three consecutive touches, a rally, to attempt to return the ball across the net. Points are scored when a team makes a kill by grounding the ball on the opponent’s side or if a player makes a fault or foul. Common strategies used in volleyball are spiking and blocking the ball at the net which both highlight a player’s height and vertical abilities. Volleyball is played on both indoor courts and beach courts that are both sanctioned as official Olympic variants of the sport.

Who invented volleyball?

Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895 as a game that conceptually combined various aspects of tennis, badminton, basketball, baseball, and handball. The original name for volleyball was ‘mintonette’ which was a spin-off of the name badminton.

How many players are on a volleyball team?


Volleyball teams consist of six players on the court at any one time with a maximum of twelve total players listed on the roster. Beach volleyball is played with teams of two.

How long is a volleyball game?

The average volleyball game lasts between 60-90 minutes with each individual game lasting roughly 20-25 minutes. Volleyball is not timed and a game is only completed when a team has won three games out of five possible games.

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6’4” | 1.93 m
February 12, 1991
Earvin N’Gapeth
193.000
1991.00
11000
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Earvin N’Gapeth
6’6” | 1.98 m
August 25, 1989
Facundo Conte
198.000
1989.00
4100
3D
Facundo Conte
6’.5” | 1.84 m
January 10, 1979
Francesca Piccinini
184.000
1979.00
22000
3D
Francesca Piccinini
6’3” | 1.91 m
January 6, 1970
Gabrielle Reece
191.000
1970.00
96000
3D
Gabrielle Reece
6’8” | 2.03 m
October 2, 1988
Ivan Zaytsev
203.000
1988.00
27000
3D
Ivan Zaytsev
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 31, 1983
Jaqueline Carvalho
185.000
1983.00
13000
3D
Jaqueline Carvalho
8.15”-8.39” | 20.7-21.3 cm (Diameter)
9-10 oz | 260-280 g
Volleyball
21.300
0.280
5800
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VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Volleyball
Volleyball Attack
5250
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Volleyball Attack
Volleyball Block
1500
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Volleyball Block
Volleyball Bump
30
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Volleyball Bump
29.5' | 9 m
59’ | 18 m
1,743 ft2 | 161 m2
Volleyball Court
900.000
1800.000
161.00
37000
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Volleyball CourtView of a Volleyball Court in 3D available for downloadView of a Volleyball Court in 3D available for download
Volleyball Dig
1600
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Volleyball Dig
Volleyball Dive
200
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Volleyball Dive
Volleyball Jump Serve
350
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Volleyball Jump Serve
7’4.35"-7’ 11.7” | 2.24-2.43 m
36’ | 10.97 m (Total)
.16" | 4 mm
Volleyball Net
243.000
1097.000
0.400
20000
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Volleyball Net3D model of a Volleyball Net viewed in perspective3D model of a Volleyball Net viewed in perspective
Volleyball Set
3400
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Volleyball Set
Volleyball Underhand Serve
300
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Volleyball Underhand Serve
Volleyball Net

Volleyball nets are the primary obstacle and separating element between the two teams in a game of volleyball. Splitting the court down the middle, the height of the net dictates how teams will strategize their ball placement and setup offensive and defense formations to successfully send the ball across the divider. Volleyball nets are typically made with black nylon netting with white headbands.

Volleyball nets span 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 often identified on the net surface by two antenna extending 32” (80 cm) above the net. Volleyball nets have a surface height of 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.

Elevation drawing measuring professional volleyball nets with dimensions and sizes
Volleyball nets are the primary obstacle and separating element between the two teams in a game of volleyball. Splitting the court down the middle, the height of the net dictates how teams will strategize their ball placement and setup offensive and defense formations.

Volleyball nets span 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 often identified on the net surface by two antenna extending 32” (80 cm) above the net. Volleyball nets have a surface height of 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.

Elevation drawing measuring professional volleyball nets with dimensions and sizes
Volleyball Net
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7’4.35"-7’ 11.7” | 2.24-2.43 m
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36’ | 10.97 m (Total)
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.16" | 4 mm
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Height (Men’s): 7’ 11.69” | 2.43 m
Height (Women’s): 7’ 4.35” | 2.24 m
Height (Net Face): 39” | 1 m
Length (Between Poles): 36’ | 10.97 m
Pole Offset: 3’ | .91 m from court
Antenna Height: 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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Earvin N’Gapeth
Set of scaled height illustrations of various volleyball players compared to Earvin N’Gapeth

Earvin N’Gapeth, born April 12, 1991, is a French volleyball player. He is a member of the France National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Zenit Kazan. N’Gapeth was the gold medalist of the World League (2015, 2017), 2015 European Champion, 2010 French Champion, and 2016 Italian Champion. In 2017, for the second year in a row, N’Gapeth was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the FIVB World League. He plays as an outside hitter, and outside of volleyball N’Gapeth is a model and brand ambassador for Adidas.

Earvin N’Gapeth has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Earvin N’Gapeth measured with overall height
Earvin N’Gapeth, born April 12, 1991, is a French volleyball player. He is a member of the France National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Zenit Kazan. N’Gapeth was the gold medalist of the World League (2015, 2017), 2015 European Champion, 2010 French Champion, and 2016 Italian Champion.

Earvin N’Gapeth has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Earvin N’Gapeth measured with overall height
Earvin N’Gapeth
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Nationality: France

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
February 12, 1991

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Ivan Zaytsev
Scaled height comparison drawings of Ivan Zaytsev compared to other volleyball players

Ivan Zaytsev, born October 2, 1988, is an Italian volleyball player of Russian origin. He is the captain of the Italy Men’s National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Kuzbass Kemerovo. He is the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, silver medalist of the European Championship (2011, 2013), bronze medalist of the World League (2013, 2014), Italian Champion (2014), and silver medalist of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Zaytsev started his career as a setter but later moved to the outside hitter role. He plays as a Wing Spiker while being a very strong defender, setter, and passer.

Ivan Zaytsev has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Set of illustrations of Ivan Zaytsev in various volleyball poses measured with overall height
Ivan Zaytsev, born October 2, 1988, is an Italian volleyball player of Russian origin. He is the captain of the Italy Men’s National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Kuzbass Kemerovo. He is the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, silver medalist of the European Championship (2011,

Ivan Zaytsev has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Set of illustrations of Ivan Zaytsev in various volleyball poses measured with overall height
Ivan Zaytsev
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Nationality: Italy

Years Active: 2004—

Birthday
October 2, 1988

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Volleyball
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Volleyball

A Volleyball is the official ball used to play indoor Volleyball, beach Volleyball, and other variations of the Volleyball sport. A Volleyball has a sphere form and has 18 rectangular panels that are made of synthetic or genuine leather. The panels are arranged in 6 identical sections of 3 panels each. The Volleyball has a valve that allows its internal air pressure to be adjusted is available in a Youth or Adult version size. An indoor Volleyball is a solid white or a bright yellow color. A beach Volleyball is slightly larger than a standard indoor Volleyball, had a rougher exterior surface and a lower internal pressure. 

Volleyballs have a diameter of 8.15”-8.39” (20.7-21.3 cm) and circumference of 22.59”-26.34” (65-67 cm). The mass of a Volleyball is between 9-10 oz (260-280 g) with a pressure between 4.26-4.61 psi (29.4-31.8 kPa).

Measured illustration of a Volleyball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
A Volleyball is the official ball used to play indoor Volleyball, beach Volleyball, and other variations of the Volleyball sport. A Volleyball has a sphere form and has 18 rectangular panels that are made of synthetic or genuine leather. The panels are arranged in 6 identical sections of 3 panels.

Volleyballs have a diameter of 8.15”-8.39” (20.7-21.3 cm) and circumference of 22.59”-26.34” (65-67 cm). The mass of a Volleyball is between 9-10 oz (260-280 g) with a pressure between 4.26-4.61 psi (29.4-31.8 kPa).

Measured illustration of a Volleyball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Volleyball
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9-10 oz | 260-280 g
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Circumference: 22.59”-26.34” | 65-67 cm
Pressure: 4.26-4.61 psi | 29.4-31.8 kPa

Material: Leather, synthetic leather

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Volleyball elevations (various)

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Volleyball Set

A Volleyball Set is usually the second contact that a team makes with the ball. A Set should put the ball in the air in a way that the attacker can drive the ball into the opponent’s court. The Setter coordinates the offensive movements of the team, and they are the player who determines which other player will attack the ball. With a Set, the player needs to be careful to touch the ball with both hands at the same time; failure to do so results in a less effective Set, as well as the referee called a ‘double hit’, giving the point to the opposing team.

Collection of drawings of male volleyball players performing the Volleyball Set
A Volleyball Set is usually the second contact that a team makes with the ball. A Set should put the ball in the air in a way that the attacker can drive the ball into the opponent’s court. The Setter coordinates the offensive movements of the team, and they are the player who determines the attack.

Collection of drawings of male volleyball players performing the Volleyball Set
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Skill Type: Pass

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