Volleyball Net Height

Volleyball nets are the soul of the volleyball game.

Volleyball Net Height Explored

Everything centers above, under and/or around those two vertical poles that are connected to each other by fibers woven in a grid like 40-inch wide structure called "the net."  

One of the best definitions I know about a "net" reads like this: "A (volleyball) net in this case is not a solid fabric but a woven structure that can be seen through and blocks the passage of large items, while simultaneously allowing the passage of small items, particles or fluids.

In this case, the net separates two opposing teams from each other and they create a vertical boundary in the middle of the volleyball court that extends upwards above the centerline.

Like other net sports, volleyball players are required to contact the ball so that it stays in play while it travels back and forth over the net.

Unlike some other net sports, if the ball contacts the net it can still be kept in play in order to score a point or register a sideout.

There are quite a few major net manufacturers for volleyball on the market today. 

Feel free to scroll down to see what options are available.

What's The Volleyball Net Height?


At the end of the 1800s, when William G. Morgan first invented the sport, he initially established the original volleyball net height at six feet, six inches.

Since the sport was introduced first to the YMCA, the Young Men's Christian Association only men were playing the game so the first net height was pretty low compared to the volleyball height of today.

Today, for the men, the official volleyball net height which is measured starting at the top of the net in the center of the court to the ground should be seven (7) feet 11 5/8 inches.

The women's volleyball net height is officially seven (7) feet 4 1/8 inches.

Mikasa Volleyball Nets 


Mikasa Varsity Series Recreational Net

This tough replacement net is regulation size, composed of polypropylene rope, treated with weather-resistant materials.

It's also backed by the manufacturer's one-year warranty.

If you're looking for a new net then look no further than this well-constructed Mikasa.


Mikasa Varsity Premier Competition Net

The Mikasa Varsity Premier competition-level replacement net is regulation size, composed of polypropylene rope, treated with weather-resistant materials.

It's also backed by the manufacturer's one-year warranty.

If you're looking for a new net then look no further than this well-constructed Mikasa.

 

MacGregor Volleyball Nets


MacGregor Economy Yellow and Black Net

The MacGregor Economy Net is designed for recreational play.

This 2-tone polyethylene net features a vinyl headband, thick poly rope top and tough vinyl-coated tape sides.


MacGregor Pro Power 2 Net

The MacGregor Pro Power Net features polyethylene construction, a heavy duty vinyl headband, thick coated steel top and wood dowels with a synthetic leather cover.


MacGregor Economy Net

The MacGregor Economy Net features polyethylene construction, a vinyl headband, thick polyrope cable and vinyl coated sides.

This net is ideal for elementary aged physical education.


MacGregor Recreational Net

The MacGregor Recreational Net features polyethylene construction, a vinyl headband, thick sisal cable and vinyl coated sides.

This net is ideal for junior high physical education.


 MacGregor Sport Volleyball Net

The MacGregor Sport Net features polyethylene construction, a heavy duty vinyl headband, thick coated steel top and vinyl coated tape bottom.

This net is ideal for high school physical education.

Tachikara Volleyball Nets


Tachikara CV-NET Competition Net

The Tachikara CV-NET Competition Net can work inside or out.

This mid-range competition net features PVC-coated top and bottom steel cables for added durability.

Thick nylon net and rope attachment pieces allow you to get this net up quickly and easily so you can get straight to the game!

 

Tachikara PV-NET Net

The Tachikara PV-NET Net is super strong with a metal attachment cable and thick nylon netting.

Top and bottom nylon cables have a Kevlar core.

This net easily attaches to all brands of industry standards.


Tachikara REC-NET Regulation Net

The Tachikara REC-NET Regulation Net is for all levels of recreational play.

This net includes a top rope cable and tie cords.

Made for backyard play and barbeques, the REC-NET can be easily hung from a post or the nearest tree.

Spalding Nets


Spalding 36 Inch Quick Set Net Package

The Spalding 36 Inch Quick Set Net Package installs quickly and is perfect for multi-sport indoor systems.


Spalding Kevlar 1 Meter Net Package

The Spalding Kevlar 1M Net Package harnesses the legendary strength of kevlar for a net that can stay taut even with rough, high level play.


Spalding 1 Meter Net Package

The Spalding 1M Net Package comes with a high quality regulation size net and everything you need to set it up right away.

Champion Nets


Champion Sports VN2B Vinyl Net

The VN2B Vinyl Net from Champion Sports is perfect for recreational play.

The VN2B features 2.0 mm polyethylene netting with 4'' square mesh, a 2'' vinyl white headband and a nylon rope cable for added stability and support.

The VN2B Net is 32' long x 3' high.


Champion Sports Neon Net

Perfect for recreational and P.E. use, the Neon Net from Champion Sports is available in a variety of 4 bright neon colors.

Each net features 2.0 mm polyethylene netting with a 4'' square mesh design. It includes a nylon rope cable for shape and stability.

The 2'' vinyl headband is available in your choice of pink, yellow, orange, or green.


Champion Sports VN3 Vinyl Net

The VN3 Vinyl Net from Champion Sports is perfect for recreational play.

The VN3 features 2.0 mm polyethylene netting with 4'' square mesh, a 2'' vinyl white headband and a nylon rope cable for added stability and support.

The VN2B Net is 30' long x 3' high and slightly shorter in length than traditional nets.


Champion Sports VN600 Tournament Net

The Champion Sports VN600 Net is suited for heavy tournament style play.

The 3 mm braided polyethylene netting features a 2.5'' white headband top and bottom.

Taped side pockets with wooden dowels and vinyl coated steel cables for both the top and bottom provide added stability and support.

The Tournament Net is 32' long x 3' high.

 

Champion Sports VN700 Olympic Net

This official Olympic Net from Champion Sports is outfitted for professional play.

The 3 mm knotless nylon net includes a 2.5'' white headband top and bottom.

Taped side pockets with wooden dowels and vinyl coated steel cables for both the top and bottom provide added stability and support.

This tournament net is 32' long x 3 1/8' high.


Champion Sports VN2 Vinyl Net

The VN2 Vinyl Net from Champion Sports is perfect for recreational play.

The VN2 features 2.2 mm polyethylene netting with 4'' square mesh, a 2'' vinyl white headband and a nylon rope cable for added stability and support.

The VN2 Net is 32' long x 3' high.


Champion Sports VN1 Vinyl Net

The VN1 Vinyl Net from Champion Sports is perfect for recreational play.

The VN1 features 2.2 mm polyethylene netting with 4'' square mesh, a 2'' vinyl white headband and a steel cable for added stability and support.

The VN1 Net is 32' long x 3' high.


Champion Sports VN100 Braided Net

The 2.6 mm braided polyethylene volleyball from Champion Sports features a 2.5'' white headband, a taped top with a nylon roped bottom, and a sturdy vinyl coated steel cable.

The V100 Net is a great tournament and recreational net and is 32' long x 3' high.


 Champion Sports VN20 Braided Net

The 2.6 mm braided polyethylene net from Champion Sports includes a 2.5'' white headband with taped sides and bottom for durability.

It also includes a 6 mm poly rope cable for added stability and support.

The VN20 Net is 32' long x 3' high.


Dunnrite Volleyball Nets

 

Dunnrite Replacement 32 Foot Heavy Duty Net

For aquatic sports fun, Dunnrite brings volleyball to your swimming pool.

The Dunnrite Heavy Duty Swimming Pool Net is a durable 32' net that can be used with the all Dunnrite swimming pool volleyball sets.

This modifiable net makes for hours of swimming pool entertainment.

 


In variations of the indoor volleyball game, the net height can be different as well.

For example, in the Asian community, in the very popular nine-person volleyball game not only is the court larger, but the official volleyball net height is lower at 243 cm.


 Sitting volleyball is another version of the indoor game with court size, volleyball net height and some rule modifications that allow disabled individuals to play the game competitively.

While the volleyball net dimensions remain the same as those of indoor volleyball, in sitting volleyball the court is smaller at 10 x 6 meters. They play with a two-meter attack line instead of a ten foot (three-meter) line.

Additionally the men's official volleyball net height is 1.15m and for the women it is 1.05 meters which is approximately three and a half feet high. 

The official volleyball net height is measured from the center of the net with a measuring device and should be consistently  even at both ends near the antennae.  

There apparently is an allowance of 3/4 of an inch difference in the volleyball net height at the sidelines near the antenna compared to the official volleyball net height in the center of the net.

If you're playing coed volleyball, then you should be playing on an official volleyball net height set at 7' 11 5/8" which is the established men's height.

This said, alot of people like to set the coed volleyball net height somewhere between this men's height and the official women's height.

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