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rules to play Volleyball

Volleyball is a game played between two teams of six players separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other teams court under organized rules

Variations of the game volleyball have been in circulation since around 1895. The game has evolved since then and it was in 1964 where the sport entered its first Olympic games.

The Basic Rules of the game is

Rule1: Objective:

The objective of volleyball is to hit the volleyball over the net (by only using your hands) running through the centre of the court while trying to get it to bounce in your opponents half. The opposing team has to try and prevent the ball from bouncing before returning the ball. Games are played out in best of 3 or 5 sets and the team with most sets at the end of the game wins.

Rule2: Playing Methodology

A player on one of the teams begins a rally by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court.

The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.

The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (A): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally;

(B): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point, and serves the ball to start the next rally.

Rule3: Knowing about Faults

  • Stepping over the base line when serving the ball.
  • Ball hits the net and fails to get over the net (If the ball hits the net and still goes over the net then this is perfectly legal).
  • Players are not allowed to carry in Hand or run with the ball.
  • Players must not touch the net with any part of the body. If the net is said to have hit them rather than vice-versa, then this is ok.
  • The ball cannot travel under the net.
  • Players cannot reach over the net and hit the ball.
  • causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents' court or without first passing over the net

Rule4: Knowledge of the court dimension

A volleyball court is 9 m × 18 m (29.53 ft × 59.06 ft), divided into equal square halves by a net with a width of one meter (39.4 in). The top of the net is 2.43 m (7 ft 11 2132 in) above the center of the court for men's competition, and 2.24 m (7 ft 4 316 in) for women's competition, varied for veterans and junior competitions.

The minimum height clearance for indoor volleyball courts is 7 m (23 ft), although a clearance of 8 m (26 ft) is recommended.