Court sizes for indoor and beach volleyball are very different. Indoor courts are 18m x 9m, with a parallel attack line that is 3m from the center line. Back row players must stay behind this line when hitting the ball. Beach courts are smaller--16m x 8m and there is no attack line.
Due to the increased difficulty of moving through sand and the smaller number of players in beach volleyball, the court is smaller. A beach volleyball court is two meters shorter and one meter narrower than an indoor court. While it may be easier to cover the space of this smaller court, it increases the difficulty of shot placement.
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Court Size To the average Joe, the obvious difference in courts between indoor and beach volleyball is that the court on the beach is covered with sand (duh!). But players, especially those snipers looking to sneak a shot past the opposition, know that the beach volleyball court is 2 meters shorter and 1 meter narrower than an indoor court.
The court sizes for beach and indoor volleyball are quite different. Beach courts measure 16m x 8m with no attack line. Players can hit the ball from anywhere on their side. Indoor courts are larger, and measure 18m x 9m, with a parallel attack line that’s 3m from the centre line. The players in the back row need to stay behind this line when they hit the ball. The reason why beach courts are smaller is because of the challenge of this surface.
The Olympic beach volleyball court is 16m (52.5ft) long and 8m (26.2ft) wide. The indoor volleyball court is 18m (59ft) long and 9m (29.5ft) wide, making it somewhat longer and wider than the ...
An indoor volleyball court measures 59 feet long by 29 1/2 feet wide. Beach volleyball games are played on a court that measures 52 1/2 feet by 26 1/4. Both are divided in half by the net and have surrounding free zones.
The required beach volleyball court dimensions for USA Volleyball and NCAA and FIVB and World doubles competition is 16m by 8m (52’6” by 26’3”). USA Volleyball and the NCAA recommended having a free space of 6m (20’) and state that adjacent courts may share free space.
Because playing in the sand causes difficulty moving, therefore decreasing speed in getting to the ball, the court size for beach volleyball is quite smaller than that found during the indoor season. For beach courts, the standard size is 16m x 8m, while the indoor courts are 18m x 9m and require a 7m height of free space.