Get Our 24 Page Practice Drills Pack and Volleyball Training Mini Course, All 100% Free! - CLICK HERE ยป

The Volleyball Court Dimensions Can Be The Difference Of The Ball Being In Or Out

Volleyball court dimensions are important to your volleyball knowledge. Here we are going to review the proper measurements on the court and the rules pertaining to the attack line.


The volleyball court dimensions are that the entire court is 18 meters long (about 59 feet 2 inches) and 9 meters wide (29 feet 6 inches). That is the measurement from the outside of the line to the opposite outside of the line.

The net is in the middle of the court which is 9 meters (29 feet 6 inches). With these measurements, each side of the floor ends up being a 9M x 9M square. All volleyball nets should have these same measurements to cover the width of the court.

For an example of how the court is laid out, take a look at this picture:

Diagram of Volleyball Court Dimensions

On each side of the court, there is a line that is parallel to the net. This line is 3 meters (9 feet 10 inches) away from the net on each side of the court. This line is called the attack line. The attack line is a rule that applies only to the back row attackers. If someone on the back row wants to spike the ball over the net, they must jump behind this line when they attack the ball.

If they cross the line when attacking, it is a violation and the other team is awarded a point and the serve if they weren’t already serving.

The attack line is meant to even up the number of attackers that there could be.

The back row attack can be one of the more difficult hits to make as an attacker since it requires a pretty good jumper to do it. However, there can be some great offensive combinations made from this. As an example, a setter could call a #1 for the middle blocker (if you don’t know what a #1 is, click here to view the offensive plays) and have the middle back row attacker coming right behind the middle blocker. The middle blocker will pull the other team’s blockers and then the back row attacker will have an open court to hit at. This is a great combo play!

There are some other rules associated with the volleyball court dimensions, and so this is a good place to cover it. * Players must stand behind the baseline when serving. Rules used to state that the serving player had to be on the right side of the floor (if facing the net) but this has changed over the last few years. The serving player can now be anywhere behind the baseline.

* As mentioned above, back row attackers must jump behind the attack line or it is a violation.

* If any part of the ball lands on any of the lines, it is considered in bounds.

* A player that is serving is not considered out of rotation if they move on the baseline. They are considered out of bounds.

* As mentioned in the page about the net height, if the ball hits the antenna, it is considered out of bounds.

If you are looking for an indoor volleyball net system, it would be worthwhile to check out some of these options.

Leave a comment:


Leave a comment: