Volleyball Court Diagram With Measurements
Volleyball Court Diagram With Measurements
volleyball court: Volleyball courts (indoor) are flat and horizontal playing surfaces sized for the game of volleyball. Volleyball courts are regulated at 59’ | 18 m in length with a width of 29’ 6” | 9 m. Attack line dividing the front and back rows are marked 9’10” (10’) | 3 m parallel to the net.
Free zones at a minimum of 9’10” | 3 m are required around the entirety of the court with generous clearances up to 16’5” | 5 m on the sides and 21’4” | 6.5 m in the back. Indoor volleyball court surfaces are required to be made of resilient wood flooring or poured with a synthetic urethane.
Volleyball is a popular 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 Tokyo 1964.
The complete set of rules are extensive, but play essentially proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a ‘rally’ by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team’s court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times, but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.
The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (1): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent’s court and winning the rally; or (2): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point and serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include:
- causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents’ court or without first passing over the net;
- catching and throwing the ball;
- double hit: two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same player;
- four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same team;
- net foul: touching the net during play;
- foot fault: the foot crosses over the boundary line when serving.
Volleyball Court Dimensions
Volleyball court dimensions vary depending on league standards, age of participants and whether the match is held indoors or outdoors. The following guide will explain official volleyball measurements and sizes for just about any league in a Q & A format.
Plus, info on net height, width, pole placement, volleyball weight, and size are addressed. In no time you’ll be chanting, “Bump, set, spike it…That’s the way we like it!”
Beach Volleyball Court Dimensions
Regulation beach volleyball court dimensions vary depending on whether volleyball is being played in competition or for recreational purposes. The required beach volleyball court dimensions for USA Volleyball and NCAA and FIVB and World doubles competition is 16m by 8m (52’6” by 26’3”). USA Volleyball and the NCAA recommended having a free space of 6m (20’) and state that adjacent courts may share free space. If adjacent courts are situated end line to end line, 9m(29’-6”) of free space is recommended.
For FIVB World and Official Competitions, the free zone is a minimum of 5m (16’) and a maximum of 6m (20’) from the end lines/sidelines. The free playing space shall measure a minimum of 12.5m (41’) in height from the playing surface. For FIVB World and Official Competitions, the free zone is a minimum of 5m (16’) and a maximum of 6m (20’) from the end lines/sidelines. The free playing space shall measure a minimum of 12.5m (41’) in height from the playing surface.
Volleyball Court Size
Volleyball coaches and players will find these guidelines useful for establishing the correct net size and height, whether they coach or play in professional leagues (indoor or beach volleyball) or Olympic, NCAA college, high school, middle school or youth leagues.
The implementation of regulation net heights and dimensions is critical to achieving a fair playing field for all participants. Follow these guidelines for all age groups and genders.
Regulation volleyball net size
The official size of a volleyball net is 32 feet long by 39 inches tall. This is consistent with outdoor volleyball.
Volleyball net height
How to measure a volleyball net’s height
Net height measurements should be taken from the center of the net. Make sure the sides of the net are not more than 3/4 inch higher than the regulation height. Here are guidelines for all the different net sizes and dimensions.
Men’s volleyball net size and height
Men’s indoor and beach volleyball net height is 7 feet, 11-5/8 inches (2.43 meters) tall. The co-ed net size and height are the same.
Women’s volleyball net size and height
Women’s indoor and beach volleyball net height is 7 feet, 4-1/8 inches (2.24 meters) tall.
How tall should the net antenna be?
32″ tall from the top of the net.
Sitting volleyball net size & height
For sitting (disabled) volleyball leagues, the net is lower to the ground. International net height is 3 feet, 9.28 inches (1.15 meters) tall for men’s leagues. For women, the net height is 3 feet, 5.34 inches (1.05 meters) tall.
Youth volleyball net size & height
For youth volleyball, the regulation net height is the same for girls and boys (ages 11-12): 7 feet (2.13 meters) tall.
Boys age 10 and underuse the same net height as youth volleyball.
Girls age 10 and under use a slightly shorter net at 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 meters) tall.
Length: 59’ | 18 m
Width: 29’6” | 9 m
Attack Line: 9’10” (10’) | 3 m from the net
Playing Area: 1,743 ft2 | 161 m2
Free Zone | Clearance (Back):9’10”-21’4” | 3-6.5 m
Free Zone | Clearance (Side):9’10”-16’5” | 3-5 m
Area with Clearances (Minimum):3,875 ft2 | 360 m2
Area with Clearances (Large): 6,340 ft2 | 589 m2
Material (Indoor): Wood, synthetic urethane, rubber, vinyl
Indoor Vb Court Dimensions
Regulation indoor volleyball court dimensions remain the same whether you are playing International, collegiate or club volleyball. The regulation court dimensions for high school are slightly different. Net heights are different for men’s, women’s volleyball, sitting, junior’s and recreation volleyball. Sports Imports has made it easy to determine what volleyball court dimensions and volleyball net heights are required to meet the regulations set by the FIVB, NCAA, NFHS, and USA Volleyball.
Boundary lines mark the perimeter of the court. The end lines mark the length of the court, and the sidelines to mark the width of the court.
The Attack line is the line that separates the frontcourt(the area near the net) and the backcourt(the area between the attack line and the end line.
The Service area is the area beyond the service line where players serve the ball.
Sand Volleyball Court Dimensions
Here are the dimensions are broken down by league and playing the venue.
Indoor Volleyball: NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations)
High school volleyball court size: 60 feet (18.29 meters) long by 30 feet (9.14 meters) wide.
Indoor volleyball: NCAA, FIVB & USAVB (USA Volleyball)
Official dimensions for indoor volleyball courts: 59 feet (18 meters) long by 29.5 feet (9 meters) wide. Official court dimensions are set by the FIVB governing body.