The match is won by the team that wins 2 sets. In the case that the contest comes to a 1 to 1 tie, the deciding set is played to 15 points, with a minimum 2 point lead. The first 2 sets are won by the team that scores 21 points first. In the case of a 20 to 20 tie, play is continued until one team has a 2 point lead.
The playing court is rectangle in form and measures 16 X 8 meters (52′; 6”; X 26′; 3”;). Volleyball court size for indoor volleyball is different. Compared to an indoor volleyball court, a beach court is a meter narrower and 2 meters shorter in length.
Beach volleyball rules for FIVB contest, the free zone nearby the court should be a minimum of 5 meters to a maximum of 6 meters from the end lines and sidelines. There should be a least height of 12.5 meters (41 feet) of free space on top of the playing surface.
For Sand Volleyball
The playing surface should be prepared up of leveled sand, as flat and regular as possible.
- The sand should not contain anything that could slash or damage players such as rocks or shells.
- Sand must be at least 40 cm deep and made up of fine, freely compact grains.
For Grass Volleyball
- Courts must consist of grass surfaces that have been sealed free of puddles, holes, or rough ground.
- The court is mark with 2 end lines and 2 sidelines.
- There is no centerline.
- All lines are 5 to 8 cm wide (2 to 3.75 inches).
- The color of the lines must difference sharply with the color of the sand.
- Lines should be made of an opposing material.
- If anchors are used, they should be made of flexible substance.
Men-2.43m (7’11 5/8”)
Women-2.24m (7′ 4 1/8”)
Antenna is a flexible rod made of fiberglass or a similar material. The antenna is measured part of the net and sets the limit to the crossing space.
The posts must be round and smooth. Posts must be positioned an equal distance from each sideline to the post padding. Posts can’t consist of any risky or obstructing devices.
If anchors for guy lines are used, they must be driven flush, free of sharp edges or covered beneath the playing surface.
The ball must be made of fabric more appropriate for outside environment since matches may be played when it is raining. The ball should be bright in color (white, orange, or yellow, etc.).
The weight of the ball should be 9 to 10 ounces.
The inside pressure of the ball should be 2.5 to 3.2 lb/sq inch.
International challenge should use homologated balls.
Teams are limited to two participants.
The roster is limited to 5 players, otherwise specified by the event director.
The roster is limited to 6 players, otherwise specified by the event director.
For Doubles, Fours, and Six Player Competitions
Coed or reverse coed teams must contain the same number of players on each team, otherwise specified by the volleyball event director.
For Triples Competitions
Teams must contain at least one male and one female player, otherwise specified by the event director. Opposite teams need not contain equal numbers of males and females.
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