Volleyball Court Lines Create The Boundaries That Outline The Court 

Volleyball court lines mark the layout of the boundaries on the official volleyball playing surface showing the play area where two teams can compete legally.  


The volleyball court llnes include four sidelines, two endlines, two attack lines and a centerline which outline and mark the boundaries of volleyball court playing area. 

  • The playing area for a court is in the shape of a large rectangle that measures 30 feet by 60 feet.   
  • The longest lines are the sidelines and the shortest lines of the rectangle are the endlines. 





  • On each court half, there's a ten foot line which divides the half court into thirds. 



  • The front third of the court is called the front zone.

It runs from the centerline to the ten foot line and is the line that front row players stay in front of when they are performing their blocking defensive skills in volleyball when their team is on defense.



  • The two-thirds of the court which run from the ten foot line to the endline is called the backcourt and is where the backrow players stay when playing in defense.  



If during a rally, you attack hit a ball that goes into the opposing team's court and the ball hits any part of the boundary line (sideline, endline)...that ball is considered "In" the court. 

Point for your team. Serve for your team.


Volleyball Game Rules: Coach April, pro volleyball player in Italy, attacking during a rally.Volleyball Game Rules: Coach April, pro volleyball player in Italy, attacking during a rally.

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