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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.

National Governing Bodies

Volleyball England

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722

Better York

Better York Partnership. Delivering Leisure Centre services in York.

Leeds Beckett University

Carnegie Coach Education specialise in the organisation and delivery of sports coach education and development qualifications.

Volleyball

Leeds Volleyball Club

Leeds Volleyball Club aims to provide a supportive environment in which people of all ages are offered a quality volleyball learning experience that is fun, equitable, safe, welcoming, and child friendly.

To promote and provide Volleyball playing opp

Volleyball

Boathouse Volleyball Club

Open Sessions (Tuesdays, Sept-April). Address: Birkdale School, Wheelwright Drive, Dewsbury. Postcode: WF13 4JB. Telephone: 01924 485755. Women's Training (Wednesdays). Address: Slead Syke Sports Centre, Finkil Street, Brighouse. Postcode: HD6 2NY. Teleph

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Accelerate Coaching

Doncaster's premier personal training & sports performance business where everyone can 'train like an athlete' when led by our team of professionals.

Rohan West

Participation Director

01509 227 740

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