Sitting volleyball has grown to be one of the more popular Paralympic sports due to the fast and exciting action. At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.
A brief overview of the game includes:
- Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 metre court
- The game is played with a 8 meter-wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
- There are six players on each side
- When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one “buttock” or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.
Many opportunities exist for men and women to play sitting volleyball across England. Playing sitting volleyball has many benefits including keeping fit and meeting new people. Whatever your level or ability the game provides varying degrees of competition from social/recreational games to more competitive opportunities. Anyone interested in taking up the sport will find it both rewarding and enjoyable.