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Volleyball

It's an energetic team game that can be played at the beach, in the garden, indoors and even in the pool!

An Overview of Volleyball

It doesn't matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you're able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It's the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability.

As a sport, volleyball requires skill, fitness, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team, but whatever level you play at, volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

Sitting Volleyball is another version of Volleyball that has been adapted to allow anyone to participate including those with a disability.

Benefits

  • Volleyball for an hour burns approximately 780 calories.
  • Striking the ball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders
  • The movement around the court builds the thigh and lower leg muscles.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops faster reflexes.
  • As a team game, it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Involvement

You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool; all that is needed is a net and a ball. For more regulated play, clubs throughout the UK run training sessions and leagues for players of all abilities.

Equipment

There are no specific pieces of kit required to play volleyball, with most people choosing to wear a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Some players choose to use knee pads and elbow pads to provide protection from falls when playing on an indoor court.

Facts

  • Volleyball was created in 1895 by William G. Morgan, athletics director of the YMCA training school in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He invented the sport, which he called 'mintonette', for older members of the YMCA club. It took the name volleyball the following year.

Find Volleyball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Volleyball England

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722
Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Harvey Hadden Sports Village opened September 2015 with the only 50m pool in Nottingham to offer public swimming every day. The £16m redevelopment is the largest investment of Nottingham City Council's Leisure transformation Programme.

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking, running and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play and a range of sporting event

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

Volleyball England Foundation: Club/Group Grants

Volleyball England Foundation: Club/Group Grants

1:00am - Fri 31st December, 2021

The Volleyball England Foundation aims to provide financial support to help develop, educate and promote the health of individuals and groups through volleyball.