What Is the Height of the Net in Volleyball?

What Is the Height of the Net in Volleyball?

What Is the Height of the Net in Volleyball?

The height of the net in men's volleyball is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches, and in women's volleyball, it is 7 feet 4 1/8 inches. Official nets are 32 feet long and 39 inches tall.

The height measurement is made in the center of the net. The sides of the net can't be more than 3/4 inches higher than regulation height. For co-ed games, the net is set at the men's height. Players are not allowed to touch the net during the game. Volleyball was created by William G. Morgan in 1895 as a less physical alternative to basketball. The first volleyball net was borrowed from a tennis court and was set at 6 feet 6 inches high. Volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1964.