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What is the diameter of a volleyball?

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The diameter of a volleyball is between 25.6 to 26.4 centimeters. The ball has 18 panels on the circumference. The circumference of the ball is about 65 to 67 centimeters.

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What is the diameter of a volleyball?
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The same size ball is used for beach volleyball and for hard-court volleyball. The ball is made from leather or synthetic material such as nylon or rubber. Adults use a ball that weighs 250 to 260 grams. The ball used by children is generally lighter.

Volleyball was developed by William Morgan who was a fitness coach in Massachusetts. The game is played by two teams of six players each. The ground is rectangular in shape and 18 meters by 9 meters in dimension. A net that stands 2.43 meters high divides the volleyball playing field into two equal squares.

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