Volleyball is often portrayed in movies as a fun sport that’s played on a beach during spring break. The ball game which was first played in 1895 has taken the world by storm and is now played all over the world, both as an entertainment and competitively.
Volleyball, in its nature, is a team sport that’s played by teams of 6. Each team is playing on their side of the field, the fields are separated by a net. The aim of the game is to ground the ball on the opposite team’s field by getting the ball over the net. Essentially, the ball has to be hit using your hands back over the net and the ball can never land on the ground. If it does, the team that enabled the ball to land is the losing team.
The game itself starts when one team “serves” the ball by standing on the court’s back line. From there on, the teams cannot drop the ball. Also, the team cannot touch the ball for more than 3 times in a row and one player cannot touch the ball more than twice. This means volleyball can have a very quick gameplay.
Volleyball rules can be pretty extensive, but the biggest faults a team can do are the following:
- catching the ball or throwing it instead of hitting it;
- the ball is hit two times in a row by the same player;
- the ball is touched by the same team four times in a row;
- the ball touches the net;
- the person who is serving the ball crosses the boundary line with his foot.
Volleyball is also popular as a sports betting type, enabling volleyball fans to bet on their favorite volleyball teams and their matches.