Quick Facts About Indoor Volleyball Courts
The dimensions of a volleyball court are among the important aspects of
being a fully knowledgeable student of the game.
Let's start by going over the official measurements of an indoor
volleyball court since that's the surface we will cover in competition.
In this video, Team Canada explains what the dimensions of a volleyball court should be.
From the lines in the back of the court to the ten foot line to the net
here are several quick facts about the dimensions of a volleyball
court and the competitive playing surface we play this sport on.
The overall measurements for a full size regulation volleyball court
that includes both playing sides is 59 feet by 29 feet and 6 inches.
Volleyball courts should be free of any obstruction caused by
That's why any basketball rims or low hanging banners, posters or
objects hanging over an indoor court are removed or are moved from
anywhere above the playing area before the start of an official
serves as a common boundary line which runs underneath the net.
It marks the center of the court and divides the playing space into two
equal halves. The dimensions of a volleyball court become
9 meter by 9 meter playing halves where two teams compete against
each other with a net that separates the two teams.
court with a red line where the centerline should always be located on
In the picture below, the center line is the blue line that divides the
opposing team for a sideout or a point and the right to serve the ball.
If for some reason the the attack line (or the ten foot line) is measured
at 9' 10" it should be noted that the width of the line itself which
measures two inches should be included.
The sideline is the dark green line closest to the bottom of the
photo frame and the ten foot line is the dark green line on the right
side of the picture frame where the player is laying across it.
In national tournaments and competitions, the extension of the
At one time the service line was restricted to an area that was marked
10 feet inside the right sideline on the end line of each opposing court.
In the picture below the service line is the dark green line that marks
the end lines on both of the court halves.
In the past few years the rules were changed so that a server can
The serve is the way to start the rally, so players can be anywhere
behind the service line and inside the service zone to serve the ball, as
long as they don't step on the service line when they do it.
If jump serving, or jump float serving, players still need to stay
The net is hung directly above the center line at 7 feet 4 1/8
What's a volleyball standard?
In the volleyball net diagram above the standards are those yellow
poles indicated on both sides that hold the net up between them.
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