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Indoor Volleyball - Rules

Volleying the ball over the net  Indoor Volleyball - Rules
The object is to send, or 'volley' the ball over the net and score the most points

The playing area includes the playing court and the free zone. It is rectangular and symmetrical, with the playing court measuring 18m x 9m, surrounded by a free zone which is a minimum of 3m wide on all sides.

Free playing space is the space above the playing area which is free from any obstruction, measuring a minimum of 7m in height from the playing surface.

The net is placed vertically over the centre line and its top is set at the height of 2.43m for men, 2.24m for women.

All teams attending the Games should consist of a maximum of 12 players, one coach, one assistant coach, one trainer and one medical doctor.

In each game the team - six players form each team on court - scores a point by successfully grounding the ball in the opponent's court or when the opposing team commits a fault and receives a penalty.

A set is won by the team which first scores 25 points with a minimum lead of two points. In the case of a 24-24 tie, play is continued until a two-point lead is achieved (26-24; 27-25;...).

Matches are played over five sets. In the event of a deciding set, if the scores are level at 2-2, the final set will be won by the team which reaches 15 points with a minimum lead of two points.

The match is won by the team which wins three sets.


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