Volleyball is an easy sport that does not require any specialized equipment except a good flat floor and a sturdy ball. Even two people can play and still have fun and enjoy volleyball. It is played with two paddles that alternately move back and forth across the top of a tall net. This nets to help prevent the ball from rolling off into the walkways or getting tangled up in any nets or walls. The object of volleyball is to hit the opponent’s ball into the open net.
The game is called volleyball because it is played on a rectangular playing field with three points ten foot and fifteen foot courts. The courts are circular with a small ball inside of the perimeter of the court and the goal is to get the ball into the hoop at the other end. The volleyball player must jump and hold onto the ball until it is shot through the hoop. The volleyballs used are round with a thick outer diameter and a small inner diameter. Volleyball players wear jerseys and shorts made of flannel with collars and Velcro fasteners.
Today, some serious players use knee braces, shin guards and ankle braces to protect the joints of their knees, ankles. The knee brace is primarily for preventing injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). When you play volleyball, you are constantly putting stress on your knees, ankles and shins. This is because of the constant jumping, pivoting and shifting of the body while you are playing. Knee braces help prevent injury by helping the knee joint to stay healthy.
Another device that has helped to make volleyball easier to play is the one-meter net. This net is so designed that a volleyball player can easily pick up the ball and pass it to another player. The one meter net gives players the ability to practice on the go and to stay in shape. It is portable and easy enough to bring along to the court when traveling.
Some players prefer the comfort of a net that hangs over their heads while practicing. There are netting designs available that offer an attached shoulder strap for greater stability. There are also net designs that completely attach to the ceiling. These types of netting can be used in either an outdoor volleyball court or in indoor courts. Many players choose to use these types of netting for practice and games because of their comfort and ease of use. Some net designs hang from the ceiling with clamps, making it easy to practice and set-up.
One interesting device that many coaches and players love is the portable volleyball marker. A Volleyball player can easily bring his net to practice court by attaching it to the wall. Once the netting is attached, it is very stable and secure so that it does not fall down when the Volleyball player tries to volley. The portable volleyball markers are similar to portable goals that are available for indoor and outdoor play. These markers come with either a one-meter or two-meter base. Some newer models can even shoot a three-meter net.
There are some Volleyball court boundaries that are in place for competitive playing. Most professional volleyball games have defined court boundaries for each side. There are few exceptions to this rule, such as when there are fewer than four teams playing in a league or tournament. Other than for those games that do not have defined boundaries, the least 2 meters from the service area on both ends of the court is considered the serving area.
It is important to remember that there are no special rules for Volleyball. Each player is responsible for using her own skill and equipment to win the game. When the ball goes over one’s net, she needs to be in front of the ball and her opponent to complete the volley. The net is there to prevent cheating. Good Volleyball players will always use the net.