BASIC DESCRIPTION

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964. There are two main disciplines of volleyball - indoor volleyball and beach volleyball.

Indoor volleyball

Indoor Volleyball is a team sport involving two teams of six players Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball over the net onto the other team's court under organized rules.It is a popular sport in schools and there are a number of competitive and leisure teams in Singapore.

Fun fact - Most volleyball players jump about 300 times in a match.

Fun fact - Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan. It was originally a combination of baseball, basketball, handball and tennis.


SCORING

If the ball comes in contact with the floor within the court boundaries or an error is made by one team, the team that did not make the error is awarded a point regardless whether they were the server or returner. If the ball hits the line, the ball is counted as in. The team that won the point serves for the next point. If the team that won that point served in the previous point, the same player from that team serves again. If the team that won the point did not serve the previous point, the players of the team will rotate their position on the court in a clockwise manner. The game continues, with the first team to score 25 points by a two-point margin awarded the set. Matches are best-of-five sets. The fifth set, if necessary, is usually played to 15 points. Scoring differs between leagues, tournaments, and at various levels.

 

Try out Volleyball today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.


WHAT TO WEAR

  • Breathable cotton T-shirt, dri-Fit t shirt, tank top or singlet
  • Pair of sports shorts
  • Running shoes / gym shoes
     

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

  • Volleyball
     

ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED

  • Kneepads
  • Volleyball Shoes

 

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. It is a popular sport among beach lovers and anyone can pick up the sport without any training. The great thing about the game is that equipment is minimal and playing the game is inexpensive compared to most sports. As in indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net in order to ground it on the opponent's court and prevent the same effort by the opponent.
 

Fun fact - Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, outperformed only by soccer

Fun fact - Beach volleyball was introduced at the Olympic Games in 1992 as a demonstration sport and has been made an official Olympic sport since 1996
 

SCORING

A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball. The ball is put in play with service. The rally continues until the ball is grounded on the playing court, goes "out", or is not returned properly. The team that wins the rally scores a point and serves to start the following rally.

The team that wins two sets wins the match. The first team to reach 21 points with a two-point advantage wins a set. In the case of a 20–20 tie, play is continued until a two-point lead is reached.(Click here to read more) If each team wins a set, the deciding set is played to 15 points, instead with a minimum lead of 2 points to win the set. If a team fails to execute a legal service or to return the ball, or commits any other fault, the opposing team wins the rally, scores a point, and serves to start the following rally.

Teams switch ends of the court after every 7 points (set 1 and 2) and 5 points (set 3) played. A technical time out is called when the total points are 21 (The sum of the scores of both teams)
 

Try out Beach Volleyball today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.


WHAT TO WEAR

  • Swimwear/ A breathable cotton T-shirt, tank top or cami
  • Shorts are optional
     

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Sunblock
     

ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED 

  • Visor
  • Sunglasses