Game set up
Indoor volleyball is played on a solid court with dimensions of 59 feet x 29 feet 6 inches. The court is divided in two halves separated by a centerline and net. Boundary lines are set up inside the dimensions of the court with a free zone set up approximately 6 feet around the boundary. Indoor volleyball net height is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches for men and 7 feet 4 1/8 inches for women. Co-ed competition is typically played on a men's height net. Volleyballs are made from leather or synthetic materials and filled with compressed air. Check local or national references for official indoor volleyball rules and regulations for game play.
Basic game play
The game of indoor volleyball is played with two teams of six players each. Turns are taken to serve the ball over the volleyball net to the opposing team with each team trying to keep the ball from hitting the court floor on their side. Each team has only three contacts with the ball to get it over the net before it is called out and a point is scored. Contacts with the ball typically include an initial bump or pass, a set, and a spike.
Scoring in the game of indoor volleyball is achieved when the ball hits the court floor or if an error or fault is made. The team that did not make the fault is awarded the point whether they served the ball or not. The team that scores the point continues to serve the ball until a point is awarded to the receiving team. The winner is the team to reach 25 points. A win must also be at least two points ahead of the opposing team.