1. If you're buying outdoor volleyball nets for beach play, remember that the court is smaller than in indoor volleyball. A beach volleyball court is 26.25 feet by 52.5 feet (that's 8 meters by 16 meters for those of you on the metric system).
2. Still using tree stumps or T-shirts as boundary markers for the volleyball court in your backyard? End the "in or out" arguments with one of our volleyball boundary kits.
3. Beach volleyball players often use behind-the-back blocking signals to plan their defensive positioning. Closed fist means no block, one finger means line block, two fingers means cross-court block, and an open hand means block based on the opponents' set/approach.
4. Pool volleyball isn't just fun, it's also a great workout. A 150-pound person playing with a pool volleyball net for one hour will burn just over 200 calories, which is about equal to two cans of non-diet soda.
5. Taking down and storing your outdoor volleyball net system when it's not in use can help prolong its life. Take care to wrap the volleyball net tightly around the poles to keep it from getting tangled.
6. Pool volleyball net systems are available for both inground and above ground pools.
7. Beach volleyball has been a medal event at the Summer Olympics since 1996. The volleyball equipment recommended by the International Olympic Committee includes a net, sunglasses, knee pads, and an official Olympic Games beach volleyball.
8. If you regularly play different outdoor games in your backyard, pool, or local park, then consider buying a combination volleyball and badminton set or a pool volleyball and basketball set.
9. Pool volleyballs with a no-sting "squish" design are bouncier, lighter, and easier on one's wrists and arms. They're a good choice for younger players or casual play.