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beach volleyballclick to hear

Sport with two opposing teams of two players who try to ground the ball in the opposing zone by hitting it over a net with their hands.
beach volleyball beach volleyball court line judge line second referee first referee scorer players’ chairs sand free zone net

beach volleyball click to hear

Ball with the same dimensions as a volleyball; it is heavier and contains less air mainly to counter the wind.

court click to hear

Rectangular surface covered with sand on which a volleyball game is played; the first team to win two sets wins the match.

line judge click to hear

One of four officials who use a red flag to signal a dead ball, service faults, contact with the antennas, etc.

line click to hear

Brightly colored cord secured to the ground to mark off the play area; a rally ends when the ball falls outside the lines of play.

second referee click to hear

Official who signals net faults or faults committed on the attack line and advises the first referee when required.

first referee click to hear

Official responsible for applying the rules; this individual follows the game from a raised platform set up at one end of the net.

scorer click to hear

Official who holds the scorecard and signals stoppages in play.

players’ chairs click to hear

Rest area for players; a game is played barefoot and players wear a swimsuit or shorts and a shirt.

sand click to hear

Granular substance covering the playing surface; in international competitions, it must be at least 16 in deep.

free zone click to hear

Area at least 10 ft wide surrounding the court.

net click to hear

Loosely stitched divider stretched across the middle of the court; players must hit the ball over it.