Doubles volleyball (beach)

There have been many different types of styles of volleyball. Over the years volleyball has been changed and different rules have been created to make the game better and help keep the athletes safe. In this blog we are going to be talking about doubles volleyball.

When people think of doubles volleyball, everyone’s brain thinks of beach volleyball during the Olympics which is one of two different types of doubles volleyball. The second type is grass doubles. between these two types, there isn’t that much different except the kind of terrain the players play on. When compared to the normal 6 vs 6 volleyballs the rules are a little bit different.

How the Doubles Volleyball is Different form Indoor

Scoring: indoor they can play up to five sets where four out of the five sets go to 25 points and the fifth set only goes to 15, whereas in beach doubles is best out of three and the first two sets go up only to 21 and the tiebreaker goes up to 15

Size of court: The indoor volleyball court is drastically bigger than a doubles court because you have more people to cover more ground wherein doubles there is only two of you

There are also changes in the way you are allowed to handle the ball when you play and example of that is in indoors you are lowed to use one hand or two for the first contact but in beach, you have to have your hands together for the first contact unless there is a hard-driven ball at coming at you and you don’t have the much time to react.

Most commonly in universities, they have indoor volleyball, but a good amount of D1 schools with a couple of D2 and D3 also have beach volleyball.

Top Ten Best Beach Volleyball (Division 1)

  1. University of California Las Angeles
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of California Berkeley
  4. Florida State University
  5. University of Southern California
  6. California State University Long Beach
  7. Pepperdine University
  8. University of California Davis
  9. Tulane University
  10. University of Washington
Louisiana State University playing University of South Carolina in NCAA Championships in 2018

Playing doubles can be a fun activity to do with friends, but keep in mind playing on sand is a lot harder than playing on grass. When I was a couple of years younger my sister and I would do a couple of doubles tournaments together which would be really fun because we connected well and ended up placing first which is even better. Although playing with my sister could be difficult because we would but heads a couple of times. In the end, watching doubles volleyball can be really entertaining and there is so much work that is put into that sport, to succeed. But it is also just fun to grab a couple of friends and play for fun!