Beach volley ball is a fast-paced game that requires quick reflexes, agile feet, and great agility to move around the court. In addition to knowing your own strengths and weaknesses as an athlete, you also need to understand the rules of the game in order to play at your best. Here are some basic rules for beach volleyball:
A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball across the net
You may have noticed that we’ve been using the phrase “to return” rather than “to hit.” This is because, as in tennis and badminton, you can return the ball with one or two hands and/or hits.
In beach volley ball, however, there are some important differences from those games:
• A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball across the net (instead of two).
• The first hit must be made by the player who served it for that rally.
The ball may touch any part of a player’s body.
• The ball may touch any part of a player’s body.
• The ball may touch any part of the court (including the back wall, side wall, and net).
• The ball may go over the net and touch any part of the opponent’s court.
However, a player may not hit the ball twice in succession
However, a player may not hit the ball twice in succession. If the ball touches your hand for a second time before either touching another surface or hitting an opponent’s body, you will be charged with a fault. The only exception to this rule is if your teammate accidentally throws it into your hands (in which case you can get it back). You cannot hold onto the ball after receiving it from your teammate; once you have caught or scooped up the ball, you must immediately return it or hit it with another part of your body besides your arm (which is considered fair game).
A block contact is counted as a team hit assuming that contact with the ball is made at the net
A block contact is counted as a team hit, assuming that contact with the ball is made at the net. The ball may touch any part of a player’s body; however, a player may not hit it twice in succession.
The opposing team gains possession of the ball and has three hits to return it.
The opposing team gains possession of the ball and has three hits to return it. The ball may touch any part of a player’s body or pass through any part of her hands, arms, or legs. The ball may touch any part of the net in going over it.
It is not considered out of play until it touches something other than a player or the net. If this happens while teams are switching ends and they have no more than 3 hits remaining on their side before they run out, they must be allowed to go back down their side again before taking those final three hits (instead of having them roll right into them).
Beach volley ball follows some rules but mostly relies on players’ instincts
While beach volley ball follows some rules, it is more about the spirit of the game. The point of beach volleyball is to win, and that means that players need to do whatever it takes to win. Rules are just guidelines for how to play correctly, but in many cases they can be broken by both teams or even an individual player. Often times in beach volleyball games, these “rules” are often changed on the field by players as they see fit. One example could be if a defensive player decides to stand over your serve instead of blocking it down into their court because they think they have an advantage against you due to taller height or better jumping ability and so forth. This is perfectly legal as long as both teams agree beforehand not do so during specific points (like when serving).
It is important to note that beach volley ball is a very free-flowing game. There are not many rules, and the players must rely on their instincts to know when they can make a move or not.