Basics of Volleyball game

by | Nov 9, 2011 | Sports And Games

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Volleyball is a popular Olympic sport which is fun to play and can be enjoyed by everyone. A good player of volleyball need to posses the right skills and physical conditioning to win a game as this game consist of vigorous body movements, of speedy jumps and leaps. The game is relatively easy to learn, does not require expensive equipment and can be played both, indoors and outdoors by two teams of 6 players each separated by a net. The team members try to score points against one another in the course of hitting a ball back and forth across a net on the other team’s court under organized rules. Volley ball is now mostly played outdoors on a volleyball court


The volleyball game is made of three sets of 25 points each. The first team to reach 25 points wins the set and the first team to win three sets wins the match. Thus the main aim of the game is to score 25 points while preventing the opponent team from scoring. Generally, the ball is played with the hands or arms, but players are allowed to strike or push the ball with any part of the body. The game starts with the serve by hitting the volleyball with either your arm or hand, and sending it over the net to the opposing team.

To score points, the team has to attempt to ground the ball on the other side of the court and prevent the rival team from successfully returning the ball to the serving team. The ball can hit by any one player only once, and in case the ball is hit two times in a row it results in a fault and the opposing team scores a point.


The ongoing play throughout a volleyball match is called a rally. A rally begins, whenever a team serves. During a rally, each side can make contact with the ball up to three times before hitting it over the net.  However, once a team commits any violation in game rules or the ball is grounded on their opponent’s side, the rally is over and a point is scored every time a rally concludes. This system creates a rapid, energetic and vigorous style of play that makes the sport more exciting and enjoyable. Points are scored by the serving team whenever they win the rally. The game concludes when the winning team scores 25 points.

Volleyball game

Volleyball game

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