Sitting Volleyball

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Sitting volleyball has grown to be one of the more popular Paralympic sports due to the fast and exciting action. At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.

A brief overview of the game includes:

  • Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 metre court
  • The game is played with a 0.8 meter-wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
  • There are six players on each side
  • When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one "buttock" or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.


Play Sitting Volleyball

Many opportunities exist for men and women to play sitting volleyball across England. Playing sitting volleyball has many benefits including keeping fit and meeting new people. Whatever your level or ability the game provides varying degrees of competition from social/recreational games to more competitive opportunities. Anyone interested in taking up the sport will find it both rewarding and enjoyable.

Sitting Volleyball Competitons

Sitting Volleyball Competitons

Find out more about the Sitting Grand Prix Series.

More Sitting Info

More Sitting Info

Sitting Volleyball Refereeing

Sitting Volleyball Refereeing

Find out more information on Sitting Volleyball refereeing.

Indoor facilities

To support the building and operation of volleyball courts, Volleyball England offers a comprehensive document detailing recommended equipment, size and dimentions.

  Name Size (MB) Updated
Facilities Strategy (indoor & sitting) Facilities Strategy (indoor & sitting) 1.56 22/01/2012

Find Clubs / Events

How to find a sitting club near you

1) Head to our Club Finder tool
2) On the left-hand side, select 'clubs' from the drop-down menu. Press the arrow
3) Select 'sitting volleyball' from the team type drop-down menu, enter your postcode, hit search!

Need further information?

Please send an email to or call 01509 227722.