Volleyball Court Size & Dimensions [Beach, Sand]

VolleyBall Court Size: Volleyball is a game that is quite popular all around the globe. It is team sport game that has six players to each of the sides and the court is separated by a net. Each team has to score points by grounding the ball on the court side of the other team. Volleyball has been a part of the official program of the summer Olympic game since the year 1964. The origin of volleyball can be traced back to 9th February, 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts where William G. Morgan created this historic sport which was initially called Mintonette.


All the rules encircling the game are extensive but the play simply proceeds somehow like this: A player from one of the teams begins a rally by serving the ball from behind the back boundary line, over the net to the receiving team. The team on the other side must not let the ball to get grounded within their court area. The team receiving it is allowed to touch the ball three times to send it back again to the serving team court area but none of players can touch it two times. The rally continues until the ball gets grounded on any one of the court sides or falls outside the court area. The team winning the rally gets to serve the ball for the next rally and is awarded a point.

Some of the few faults associated are touching of the ball into the ground or floor outside the area of the opponent, catching and then throwing the ball, a double hit from the same player, hitting the ball for four times consecutively from the same team members, fault of net or touching on hands into the net while game play or the foot fault which is the crossover of foot while serving the ball.

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The basics of volleyball court dimensions:

  • The dimensions of the overall court

The overall volleyball court measures sixty feet by thirty feet and hence each side of the court is thirty by thirty feet.


  • The dimensions of the attack line

The attack line is marked on 10 feet from each side of the centre line of the court whilst the service line is marked 10 feet inside the right sideline on each of the back lines, this being the area from which the server may serve the ball.

  • The nets

The net is hung directly above the centre line at the height of 7 feet 4 inches for women’s play and at 7 feet 11 inches for play during that of men’s. The volleyball stands are however 36 feet apart which is 3 feet on either side of the sidelines. The minimum ceiling height must be 23 feet. The volleyball net to be used for playing is typically 39 inches tall, it being 32 feet long which provides two foot of netting on either side of the court area.

  • The ball used for playing

FIVB regulations make it clear that the ball used must be spherical and must be made of leather or synthetic leather having a circumference of 65 to 67 centimetres, its weight must be around 260- 280 grams and it must have an inside pressure of 0.30 – 0.325 kg/cm2.

Volleyball as a leisure sport is also very popular among people and beach volleyball is a major past time for many. It is a really very thrilling sport to watch and loads of fun to play it. The game comprises critical team efforts and participation and it is only with sheer dedication, hard work and team effort that you may achieve the true spirit of playing volleyball.

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