Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world today. Nobody can deny that the volleyball ball is the most crucial aspect of the game. The game was invented in the late 1800s, and the ball has been the focal point of play ever since. The basic aim of each player, whether on a professional team or as a hobbyist, is to learn how to manipulate and handle the ball. Here is the specifications of standard volleyball.

History of volleyball

William G. Morgan, the physical director of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, created volleyball in 1895. It was created as an indoor activity for businesspeople who thought the new sport of basketball to be too strenuous. Morgan referred to the sport as “mintonette” until a professor from Springfield College in Massachusetts noticed the volleying feature of the game and suggested the term “volleyball.”

Volleyball in Europe

American troops brought volleyball into Europe during World War I, when national organizations were founded. The Fédération Internationale de Volley Ball (FIVB) was founded in 1947 in Paris and relocated to Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1984. The USVBA was one of the 13 founding members of the FIVB, which grew to more than 210 member countries by the late twentieth century.

International competition

The first Far East Games, held in Manila in 1913, marked the start of international volleyball competition. Volleyball was played on a wider court, with a lower net, and nine players on a team in Asia from the early 1900s until after World War II.

Beach volleyball

Beach volleyball, which is typically played on a sand court with two players per team, was launched in California in 1930. The first official beach volleyball competition took place in 1948 at Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica, California, and the first FIVB-sanctioned world championship took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1986. Beach volleyball was added to the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.

Standard volleyball ball size

Volleyballs are available in a variety of sizes. When young athletes first begin playing the sport, some individuals advise them to utilize lesser weight and size balls for practice. Though coming on the court with only practice on a smaller ball may not be beneficial, the smaller size balls do have some benefit. Learning the technique of bumping a smaller ball, in instance, can be less taxing on the forearms.

Beach volleyball balls compared to indoor volleyball balls

When it comes to volleyball, the location is unquestionably important. What works indoors with the ball does not work outside on the beach. Each environment necessitate unique ball to accommodate the elements. There are two settings available: beach and interior. Consider how different they are, and you can image the many kind of equipment required for each.

WILSON AVP OPTX Game Volleyballs

The innovative design of the OPTX AVP Tour Game Volleyball introduces a whole new aesthetic approach on the beach. The new VST (visual spin technology) improves the human eye’s capacity to detect spin on the ball by using intentional color variation. A rich color palette and Optic Flow visuals make it easier to monitor the ball in the different surroundings of beach volleyball, such as clouds, sky, sand, water, and people. You’ll see the game like you’ve never seen it before with the OPTX AVP Volleyball.


The V200W has an 18-panel aerodynamic design that is precisely balanced to increase ball movement and give players more control. The improved visibility of the new indoor ball will improve the quality of play and increase the enthusiasm on the court. The double-dimpled microfiber surface stabilizes the ball’s flight path and adds cushioned ball control, while the anti-sweat feature “Nano Balloon Silica” keeps the ball’s surface from getting slippery during hard play.

WILSON AVP Soft Play Volleyball

Wilson volleyballs award winners of the game from the court to the beach and everywhere in between. Wilson’s unwavering pursuit of quality and innovation is what gives players and coaches the confidence they need to win, whether it’s in the hands of the best pros on the Wilson AVP tour or getting kills on high school and college courts throughout the country.

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