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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.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Volleyball England

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

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

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

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Regent Volleyball Club

This club no longer exists

Nottingham Trent University

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

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Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Rutland