beach volleyball rules
Beach Volleyball Rules
Looking forward to spend the summer playing beach volleyball? Take a look at these rules―who knows, maybe you can even participate in the local beach volleyball competitions!
- As far as beach volleyball is concerned, players can reach under the net to score as long as they don't hamper the opposing team's play.
- The ball can only be served from in front of the end line after contact had been made.
- This serve must be over-handed or under-handed. A soft dink is not allowed.
- The scores are monitored whenever the ball is dropped. A maximum of three hits are allowed per side.
- It is okay if the ball grazes the net on a serve, and also if the ball lands on the boundary line.
- A player is not supposed to attack or block a serve.
- Only the front row player can switch positions, that too after a serve.
- Touching the net while the ball is in play is a foul.
- In indoor beach volleyball, the players can't reach across the net to play the ball, unlike beach volleyball.
- The side that serves first, must do so from behind the end line.
- A point is also scored if the opposing team touches the net.
- If two players hit the ball at the same time, they can't hit it again in succession.
- Taking more than 8 seconds to serve is also a fault.
- A player can only serve the ball once.
- A player cannot make two consecutive hits.
- In a coed game, males and females must be positioned alternatively.
- A block is not included as one of the three hits. Only if both the hands are used will it be called a block.
- Points are only scored on each teams individual serve.