The official indoor volleyball court size in American measuring units is
29'6" which is 29 feet and six inches for the half court area.
The full volleyball court area is 60 feet x 30 feet.
If you were using the metric system then the half court area is 9 meters by
9 meters while the entire court is 18 meters long by 9 meters wide.
Many people like to round these numbers up to 30 feet by 60 feet but the
accurate measurements are the ones I stated and are indicated in the
The above measurements are the same for both the men's and women's
volleyball court size.
If you were to play on a girl's court and then go play on a guy's
court, although the net is higher on the guy's court, the volleyball
usually painted in contrasting colors on the competition floor.
The lines that border the court edges which serve to define the court size
are two inches wide.
You'd take your tape measure or ruler and place it on the part
of the line closest to the court playing area to measure two inches wide
for an accurate reading.
Remember two inches is equal to five centimeters.
highlighted in the diagram below by the red parallel lines running along
the longer sides of the rectangle.
The other two lines on the opposite ends are end lines.
The ten foot lines on each court half, separate the front court
from the back court.
Court end lines are two inches wide and are highlighted in
the diagram below by the red parallel lines on the shorter sides of the
It has a minimum width of six feet six inches or two meters.
This is the area located between the court and the team bench, and
surrounds the entire court area where players safely enter to play a
ball back into the court without interference.
For years in outdoor competition on the sand, the beach volleyball
court size was the same as the indoor court which was 30 feet by 60 feet.
In 2001, in a controversial move the FIVB voted to minimize the
A year later, the AVP, the Association of Volleyball Professionals did the
The rationale behind the move was to make the beach game
more interesting, faster and competitive for television audiences.
For the same reasons the libero volleyball position was introduced
proven to be more attracted to the defensive game and not just the
power game that was a trademark of the men's way of playing.
As far as sand depth is concerned, the sand in the court has to be 12
In sitting volleyball, the official court size is 10 meters by 6
The court size for the nine man game is 33 feet long and 33 feet
The net is taller at 7 feet and 8.5 inches high.
You should become familiar with the court and all of its components for
by 30 feet, give or take a few inches.
I think, specifically its 59 feet and a few inches by 29 feet and a few
inches, but you can check out this volleyball court diagram.
There's a centerline that measures two inches wide and goes from
sideline to sideline which divides the two playing courts into two 29 foot
6 inch halves where the teams play, one on one side and the opposing
team on the other.
This centerline is a contrasting color so that it's plainly visible to players
and referees most importantly as it stretches underneath the net.
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