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4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball


Are you contemplating a change in flooring for the upcoming season? Change your surroundings while still participating in a sport you enjoy if you’re into volleyball.

In order to make the transition from indoor to beach volleyball as seamless as possible, here are four considerations to bear in mind.


Court Sizes of Indoor and Beach Volleyball

Indoor volleyball court dimensions differ greatly from those used for beach volleyball. A parallel attack line is 3m from the centre line on indoor courts, which are 18m x 9m. Whenever a back-row player hits the ball, they must stay behind this line.

There is no attack line on beach courts, which are smaller (16m x 8m). The ball can be hit by a player from anywhere on their net-side. See how much speed (and air) you lose running in the sand if you wonder why the beach court is so much smaller than your home court. A smaller court means the ball will last longer between rallies, which means more excitement for the spectators.

Balls Difference between Beach and Indoor Volleyball

The leather used in indoor balls makes them much heavier and more durable than their outdoor counterparts. This is a power sport where heavier balls move faster and maybe hit farther.

In comparison to indoor balls, beach volleyballs are plusher, lighter, and slightly larger in size. Because they’re lightweight, good players can take advantage of the weather to their advantage.

Players on each Side of Net

There are six people on each side of the net when playing indoor volleyball. For the duration of the game, players rotate through their allotted positions according to complicated rotations and swaps.

In beach volleyball, doubles is the norm. There are only left and right sides, no specialist roles. Most beach volleyball players are multi-talented, with abilities ranging from hitting to digging to blocking.

Scoring Difference of Indoor and Beach Volleyball

There are five games in an indoor volleyball match. The set is won by the first team to score 25 points. The match is decided in three sets, with the fifth tiebreaker set being played only to 15 points if necessary. After each game, the teams trade places. Beach volleyball matches consist of three 21-point games in the best-of-three format. After two sets, the winner is decided by 15 points, and in the event of a third set being needed, the tiebreaker is likewise played to 15 points.