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Volleyball

It's an energetic team game that can be played at the beach, in the garden, indoors and even in the pool!

An Overview of Volleyball

It doesn't matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you're able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It's the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability.

As a sport, volleyball requires skill, fitness, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team, but whatever level you play at, volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

Sitting Volleyball is another version of Volleyball that has been adapted to allow anyone to participate including those with a disability.

Benefits

  • Volleyball for an hour burns approximately 780 calories.
  • Striking the ball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders
  • The movement around the court builds the thigh and lower leg muscles.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops faster reflexes.
  • As a team game, it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Involvement

You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool; all that is needed is a net and a ball. For more regulated play, clubs throughout the UK run training sessions and leagues for players of all abilities.

Equipment

There are no specific pieces of kit required to play volleyball, with most people choosing to wear a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Some players choose to use knee pads and elbow pads to provide protection from falls when playing on an indoor court.

Find Volleyball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Volleyball England

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Charity arm of Leicester City Football Club delivery community and school based sports initiatives.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Volleyball

Leicester Athena Volleyball Club

A brand new women's volleyball club based in the heart of Leicester.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Women's 1st Team Training

Women's 1st Team Training

Women's 1st team training aimed for the advanced player wishing to compete at National League level.

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    H&B LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England