To play by the rules, you have to know them!
Four players, a ball, a net, and lots of sand - that's all you need for a round of beach volleyball. At the beginning of the 20th century, volleyball was played on the beach for the first time. This was the birth of beach volleyball. Since then, the game has developed enormously and has become more and more differentiated from classic volleyball. There were fewer players, and new rules were needed.
That was quite a while ago, and beach volleyball has long been played not only on the beaches. Beach volleyball is no longer a purely recreational sport and has become more and more professional. Especially in recent years, it has become one of the most successful and popular sports worldwide, and for a good reason. Beach volleyball is dynamic, exciting, fast, and a lot of fun. Of course, as with any sport, beach volleyball has rules. In our beach volleyball guide, we've compiled the essential rules you should know, whether you're an enthusiastic spectator, experienced player, or absolute beginner.
In our articles, we look at the requirements for the court, the players, and the ball. We also look at how to score and how to win a game. In our Mistakes article, we'll go over the different mistakes made in beach volleyball.
The international volleyball federation FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball) lays down the official rules. However, there may be deviations during competitions and games in your free time.