There are so many volleyballs to choose from so we thought we would help you choose by simplifying your options, showing you some great volleyball discounts available and break the options into an easy to decipher volleyball comparison grid.
There are however a few things you need to decide on before buying a volleyball. They are style, size, budget and potentially brand. If you need help deciding on which volleyball/s to buy you can find a quick break down of these 4 options at the bottom of this article: click here.
In this article we will showcase some great indoor and beach volleyballs as well as volleyballs for kids. If you would like to jump straight to a certain section please click on one of the buttons below.
The Three Most Popular Volleyballs On Amazon
Some Of The Best Indoor Volleyballs
Below you will find some of our favourite indoor volleyballs. Make sure to click on the links to check the prices as Amazon does not always feed us the prices and discounts for all the volleyballs available.
Some Of The Best Outdoor Volleyballs
Two of the top 3 most popular volleyballs are also outdoor volleyballs so we haven’t included them in this list, but you cannot go wrong with either the Wilson Soft Play Volleyball or the Wilson AVP Official Beach Volleyball. Below are some other great beach and outdoor volleyballs we recommend.
Great Kids Volleyballs
Are you looking for a good volleyball for kids? Check out some options below, or read our full review on the best kids indoor volleyballs.
We hope you found this post useful for finding the best volleyball for your needs. if you need more help choosing keep reading for some basic volleyball characteristics, or read one of our best volleyball reviews.
The first thing you need to decide is whether you want an indoor or outdoor volleyball. In fact you could also choose from a pool volleyball or even a foot volleyball. The main two style of volleyball determine a few charateristics about the ball. Namely size, the materials the volleyball is made from and how the panels are glued or sewn together. This is as the two environments affect the balls in different ways. We won’t get into it too much in this post, but you can read about our best indoor volleyballs and our best outdoor/beach volleyballs in these two specialised posts.
Volleyball sizes differ depending on where and by whom they are used by. The table below breaks down the difference below:
|Volleyball Type||Size( inches )||Weight ( ounces )||PSI|
|Indoor Volleyball||25.5 – 26.5 in||9.2 – 9.9 ounces||4.3 – 4.6 psi|
|Youth Volleyball||25 – 26 in||9.2 – 9.9 ounces||4.3 psi|
|Outdoor Volleyball||26 – 27 in||9.2 – 9.9 ounces||2.5 – 3.2 psi*|
It is important to keep budget in mind when buying a volleyball. Are you going to buy the best volleyball available to suit your needs, or are you going to go with the best volleyball within your budget. In general we have had success with going with the best available as we feel we end up saving money in the long run, however requirements for the ball need to be considered.
You might have a favourite volleyball brand that you want to stick with and love. We think that’s great. Another consideration when choosing a volleyball is that different volleyballs tend to play slightly differently, so it is best to choose a volleyball that is similar or the same as you are going to be performing with, eg in tournaments or competitions.