Volleyball Court Dimensions

Volleyball court dimensions are roughly 60 feet long by 30 feet wide. 

The entire court is divided into two parts. A net divides each teams side. Players of two teams stand on their side only. Six players are on the court at a time from each team. So, a total of 12 are on a volleyball court at any given time. 

The goal is to drive the ball to the floor of the opponent’s side of the volleyball court. 

Around the court area, there is an area designed as a free zone. 

The free zone is at least 2 meters deep. 

The volleyball net is one meter in width and divides the court in half. 

There is a centerline that divides the court in half also. 

The court size for men and women is the same. 

The net height does change. In men's games, the net is placed at the height of 2.43 meters from the ground. Whereas, the net used in women's game are set up 2.24 meters high from the ground.

Zones of the Volleyball Court

The court is divided up into zones. The free zone is the area around the outside of the court. For most organizations, 2 meters of space around the court is required. 

The area outside the court from the attack line to the net is called the substitution zone. When a player from the team bench enters the substitution zone, the referee blows the whistle and administers a team substitution. 

The area inside the court from the attack line to the centerline is called the front zone. 

The area from the attack line to the endline is called the attack zone. For a back row player to legally attack a ball (when the entire ball is higher than the top of the net), the player must take off from the attack zone. So, the back row player can’t attack from inside the front zone. 

Also, there are rules for the libero and front zone. If the libero is in contact with the front zone at the moment of hand setting, the ball that libero sets can’t be attacked by teammate (if the ball is entirely above the net) by the attacker. If this happens, the referee will blow the whistle and call illegal back row attack by the libero.  

The area beyond the endline and from sideline to sideline is known as the back zone. 

Players serve from the back zone area. 

Questions about Volleyball Court Dimensions

What is the standard size volleyball court?

Dimensions of the court are 29'6" feet by 59' feet and are measured from the outer edge of the boundary lines. The new 2 on 2 court size is 26'3" x 52'6".

What are the dimensions of a high school volleyball court?

High school volleyball court size: 60 feet (18.29 meters) long by 30 feet (9.14 meters) wide. Official dimensions for indoor volleyball courts: 59 feet (18 meters) long by 29.5 feet (9 meters) wide.

What is the official court size?

Official Court Dimensions: 18 meters by 9 meters, surrounded by a free zone of a minimum of 3-meters wide on all sides. For Special Olympics World Games, the free zone shall measure a minimum of 5 meters from sidelines and 8 meters from end lines.

What is the standard weight of volleyball?

Volleyball characteristics

Circumference cm (inches) Mass grams (ounces)

Standard indoor 65-67 (25.5-26.5) 260-280 (9.2-9.9)

Youth indoor 63-65 (25-26) 260-280 (9.2-9.9)

Beach 66-68 (26-27) 260-280 (9.2-9.9)

Are all volleyball courts the same size?

Regulation indoor volleyball court dimensions remain the same whether you are playing International, collegiate or club volleyball. The regulation court dimensions for high school are slightly different.

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