Some creative volleyball team names are Serve-ivors, Wild Wings, Spin Masters, Netmasters, Nasty Balls and Lucky 12's. Big City Volleyball's Jay Adams suggested these names.Know More
The original name of volleyball was "mintonette." William G. Morgan created volleyball in 1895. He designed it as a combination of basketball, handball, tennis and baseball. The official ball of volleyball was designed in 1900. Though volleyball was played as a demonstration sport in the Paris Summer Olympics in 1924, it was only introduced into the Summer Olympics in 1964.
Volleyball is played in two teams of six players each. A point is scored when the ball is grounded on the opposing team's court.Learn more about Classic Sports
The diameter of a volleyball is between 25.6 to 26.4 centimeters. The ball has 18 panels on the circumference. The circumference of the ball is about 65 to 67 centimeters.Full Answer >
Players can use their feet in volleyball, but the foot must be planted on the ground. It is illegal to kick the ball.Full Answer >
The volleyball equipment essential for game play includes the ball, a net and poles and markers for boundary lines. Pole pads and reinforcement cables for the net may also be used in organized play. Kneepads, moisture-wicking spandex shorts and specialized shoes are typically worn by players in indoor games.Full Answer >
Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, a YMCA instructor in Holyoke, Mass. According to Volleyball.org, Morgan combined elements of basketball, tennis, baseball and handball to create a new sport that was originally called "mintonette."Full Answer >