Sitting volleyball made its Paralympic debut at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games after gaining popularity in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s.
One of the most fast-paced sports at the Paralympic Games, sitting volleyball is played on a smaller court (10m x 6m) and a lower net. It’s played in a best-of-five set format, and the first to reach 25 points (with at least a two-point lead) wins the game.
Teams consist of mixed classes in male and female events, with six on the court at a time. At all times, an athletes’ pelvis must be touching the ground, and service blocks are allowed.
Get involved in Para-sport: register your interest today!