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Volleyball is a game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net, trying to make the ball touch the court within the opponents’ playing area before it can be returned. To prevent this a player on the opposing team bats the ball up and toward a teammate before it touches the court surface—that teammate may then volley it back across the net or bat it to a third teammate who volleys it across the net. A team is allowed only three touches of the ball before it must be returned over the net.
Important Questions about Volleyball are listed below and generally asked in examinations
1- Who invented the Game Volleyball?
William G. Morgan
2. When was the game Volleyball was invented?
Feb-9, 1896 A.D
3- Where was the game Volleyball was invented?
Holyoke, Massachusetts City of USA
4- What was the older name of Volleyball?
5-When was the name Mintonette modified to Volleyball?
In 1896 A.D
6- Who gave the name Volleyball?
Dr. T.A Hoistead
7-When was the game Volleyball Demonstrated at first?
In Spring Field School on July 7, 1896 A.D
8-Who made the game Volleyball Popular?
YMCA (Young Man Christian Association)
9-Which was the first outside Country after UAS Adopt Volleyball?
10-When was the Canada Adopt Volleyball?
1900 through the YMCA
11-When was the game Volleyball introduced in Asia?
12-Which was the first country to introduce Volleyball in Asia?
13- When was the first World Volleyball Championship held for Men?
In 1949 A.D
14-When was the first World Volleyball Championship held for Women?
In 1952 A.D
15-When and where was the first time game Volleyball was introduced in the Olympic games?
In 1964 A.D (Tokyo-Japan)
16-When and where was the FIVB (Federation International of Volleyball) established?
April 1947, (Paris-France)
17-What are the dimensions of a volleyball court?
60 feet long by 30 feet wide.
18-How many players are there in one team?
12 players (6 playings and 6 extra)
19-What is the length of the Volleyball net?
32 feet long
20-What is the width of the Volleyball net?
21-What is the height of the net for Men?
22-What is the height of the net for Women?
23- What is the length of the pole of the net of Volleyball?
24-What is the measurement of mesh (a hole of the net) of a Volleyball net?
10cm × 10 cm
25-Volleyball is made up of which things?
Made of high-quality leather
26-What is the Circumference of a Volleyball?
26 to 27-inches (66 to 68 centimeters)
27-What is the Weight of Volleyball?
9.9 ounces (260 to 280 grams)
28-What should be the Air pressure of Volleyball?
0.30 to 0.325 kg/cm2 (4.26 to 4.61 psi),(294.3 to 318.82 mbar or hPa)
29-What is Antenna in Volleyball?
The antenna is a vertical rod that is located on the top of each end of the volleyball net. The two vertical rods are usually red and white and are mounted on the ends of the net, above the sidelines, and not in play. The antennas are usually only used for indoor play and not on outdoor nets.
30- What is the height of the Antenna?
31-What is the Diameter of the Antenna?
32- List the basic Rules of Volleyball.
➽ 6 players on the floor at any one time – 3 in the front row and 3 in the back row
➽ Maximum of 3 hits per side
➽ Points are made on every serve for winning the team of the rally (rally-point scoring).
➽ The player may not hit the ball twice in succession. (A block is not considered a hit.)
➽ Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve.
➽ A ball hitting a boundary line is in.
➽ A ball is out if it hits an antennae, the floor completely outside the court, any of the net or cables outside the antennae, ➽ the referee stand or pole, or the ceiling above a non-playable area.
➽ It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a player’s body.
➽ It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball.
➽ A player cannot block or attack a serve from on or inside the 10-foot line.
➽ After the serve, front-line players may switch positions at the net.
➽ Matches are made up of sets; the number depends on the level of play. 3-set matches are 2 sets to 25 points and a third set to 15. Each set must be won by two points. The winner is the first team to win 2 sets. 5-set matches are 4 sets to 25 points and the fifth set to 15. The team must win by 2 unless tournament rules dictate otherwise. The winner is the first team to win three sets.
- Basic Volleyball Rule Violations
➽ When serving, the player steps on or across the service line as while making contact with the ball.
➽ Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully.
➽ Ball-handling errors. Contacting the ball illegally (double touching, lifting, carrying, throwing, etc.)
➽ Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play.
➽ When blocking a ball coming from the opponent’s court, it’s illegal to contact the ball when reaching over the net if both your opponent has not used 3 contacts AND they have a player there to make a play on the ball.
➽ When attacking a ball coming from the opponent’s court, contacting the ball when reaching over the net is a violation if the ball has not yet broken the vertical plane of the net.
➽ Crossing the court centerline with any part of your body is a violation. Exception: if it is the hand or foot. In this case, the entire hand or entire foot must cross for it to be a violation.
➽ Serving out of rotation/order.
➽ Back-row player blocking (deflecting a ball coming from the opponent) when, at the moment of contact, the back-row player is near the net and has part of his/her body above the top of the net. This is an illegal block.
➽ Back-row player attacking a ball inside the front zone (the area inside the 3M/10-foot line) when, at the moment of contact, the ball is completely above the net. This is an illegal attack.