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.
Volleyballs must be inflated to between 4 and 5 pounds per square inch with an inflating needle. The net and the poles should overlap the court by 1 and 3 feet on each side, respectively. The next must be secured firmly and taut, resting at heights of 7 feet 11 5/8 inches for men's play and 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches for women's play. The court dimensions are 29 feet 6 inches in width and 59 feet in length, with the net splitting the court into two equal sides. Boundary lines should be at least 2-inches wide and easily distinguishable from the playing surface.