Basic rules you should know about beach volleyball (Part 2)

Uniforms and equipment

The ball for beach volleyball is slightly larger than its classic counterpart (66-68 cm), and conversely, the pressure in it is less. Shadows must be light in color. Beach volleyball equipment includes shorts or swimsuits, without any shoes on their feet.


Referees in beach volleyball are done with the help of two referees, one of which (the first) makes sure that the in-game technical techniques are followed the rules. He can also correct the decisions of the second arbitrator.

The second arbiter tracks the progress near the net and the midline, as well as the coach and substitute behavior, and provides comprehensive support to the first umpire. In addition to the referees, there are online judges on the field.

In the summer, you have a great opportunity to change the atmosphere and play this beach sport in the fresh air.

Before moving from the hall to the hot sand, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with some differences between indoor volleyball and beach volleyball.

Field size

The size of the classic volleyball court is 18×9 m with parallel attack lines located 3 meters from the net. Backline players are not allowed to protect these lanes when making attacks.

The size of a beach volleyball court is smaller – 16×8 m. There is no attack line on it. Players can take photos from anywhere towards their court. If you are wondering why The beach is smaller, try doing a quick acceleration above the sand and you will see how easy it is. The size of the school is reduced to ensure the ball stays in the game longer and the battles become more spectacular.


Ball for indoor volleyball heavier. Therefore, their flight speed and impact are stronger.

Beach volleyball balls are slightly larger in size, while they are lighter and softer. Due to the reduced weight, the ball stays in the air longer. Advanced players can use this factor to their advantage in combination with weather conditions.