1. The standard height of a volleyball net is determined by the gender and age of the players. For male and coed teams the height is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches, while for women and boys aged 14-and-under it's 7 feet 4 1/8 inches.
2. Volleyball's net service rule was changed in 2000 by the sport's international ruling body. The rules now state that play should continue if a served ball hits the volleyball net, provided it goes over and lands in the opponent's court.
3. If you're buying an outdoor volleyball net to set up a home court, our outdoor volleyball net systems offer a good value. Many of them come with boundary cords and a carrying bag for easy transport.
4. College volleyball nets and high school volleyball nets are of slightly different size. College nets are 39 inches wide by 32 inches long and high school nets are 36 inches wide by 32 inches long.
5. Volleyball nets were originally 6 feet 6 inches high, but this was changed in 1900 to 7 feet 6 inches.
6. Blocking, setting, and spiking make the net a battleground in almost every volley. The set and spike form of offensive attack first appeared in the Philippines in 1916, more than 20 years after volleyball was invented.
7. Get more fun out of your inground or above ground swimming pool with water volleyball nets. They're easy to install, and some are even available in a basketball/volleyball combo.
8. When volleyball was invented in 1895, its net was just a tennis or badminton net raised above the floor.
9. In addition to a net, indoor volleyball net systems come with pads, standards, and other hardware.
10. A volleyball net is of little use without a great volleyball. Visit our Volleyballs page to browse our selection of recreational, game, practice, and youth balls.