USA Volleyball and the NCAA recommended having a free space of 6m (20’) and state that adjacent courts may share free space. If adjacent courts are situated end line to end line, 9m(29’-6”) of free space is recommended. For FIVB World and Official competitions, the free zone is a minimum of 5m (16’) and a maximum of 6m (20’) from the end lines/side lines. The free playing space shall measure a minimum of 12.5m (41’) in height from the playing surface.
The volleyball court dimensions of the playing area are 18 x 9 meters circumscribed by an area of free zone with a length of 3 meters on all its sides. The volleyball court is rectangular in shape and is symmetrical. The free zone just above the playing perimeter is devoid of any kind of obstructions.
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The free zone is the area outside the court that players may enter to make a play on the ball. The free zone should be at least 3 meters wide from the court. The court boundary line is part of the court, so if the ball lands on the line, the ball is in . An antenna is placed on each side of the volleyball net.
The size of an indoor volleyball court is the same as an outdoor court. Volleyball courts are regulated at 59’ (18 m) in length with a width of 29.5' (9 m). Attack lines dividing the front and back rows are marked 9’10” (3 m) parallel to the net. Free zones at a minimum of 9’10” (3 m) are required around the entirety of the court with generous clearances up to 16’5” (5 m) on the sides and 21’4” (6.5 m) in the back.
The free zone is the area outside the boundary lines of the court where players sometimes make plays. Centerline. The centerline is the line that runs underneath the net. This line is the width of the court and divides the volleyball court into two equal halves.
Official Court Measures. The volleyball court has a rectangular shape and has to measure 18 meters long and 9 meters wide. It is then divided half in length, with each team having a square-shaped half in which to play. The area outside the court is called the free zone, and this zone must have at least 3,5 meters in all directions.
The area surrounding the outside of the court is called the free zone. It has a minimum width of six feet six inches or two meters. This is the area located between the court and the team bench, and surrounds the entire court area where players safely enter to play a ball back into the court without interference.
The court and a free zone area at least 2 meters (6 feet, 6 inches) adjacent to and surrounding the court must be flat, smooth and free of obstructions, other than net supports. The free zone may include playing area that is even with or no more than approximately 1.25 centimeters (½ inch) lower than the primary surface.