How To Spike In Volleyball - Improve Volleyball Spiking Skill

How To Spike The Ball Better In Volleyball – With Training Ideas

Spiking is one of the most dynamic and exciting parts of volleyball and we all want to be better at it. Spiking well requires agility, strength and timing. In this post we will start off by breaking down a basic spike, then adding some drills which can help you improve your spikes and finally finishing off with some exercises that will help you strengthen your jump and mention some great tools you can use to practice and perfect your volleyball spikes.

How To Spike A Volleyball

In indoor volleyball you need to a front row player in order to strike the over the net, but in beach volleyball either player can spike the volleyball so we will try to keep this basic “how to” as relevant to both as possible.

1. Position

Positioning is critical for a great spike. When getting in position make sure you are a few feet away from the net and in line with where the ball is going to be set.

For indoor volleyball position yourself behind the 10 foot line ( attack line ). The most effective spikes come from the right or left side of the court at a sharp downward angle. If you have longer legs and take bigger steps, then stand a bit further back to compensate.

Position yourself on the 10 ft line to prepare for your jump approach. These are the most powerful angles to spike the ball from.
Beach volleyball is a bit more fluid than indoor volleyball. But you should position yourself off the net, about 3 to 4 steps ready for your jump approach. You want to position yourself behind the ball, but be able to shift slightly if the set is off.

2. Watch The Setter

Watch the setter to get a clue as to where they are going to set the ball. They will set the ball high on your side of the court, ideally about 3 foot off the net. Start your approach after the ball is set. When practicing your spikes as a team make sure the setter is giving you good sets so you can improve your skills rather than trying to hit bad sets. Later in this post we will cover how to practice spiking on your own.

3. The Approach

Start facing the ball with your knees slightly bent so that you are ready to move. If right handed, then your left foot should be slightly back and vice verse if you are left handed.

  1. Take a strong first step with your left foot in the direction of the ball.
  2. Follow this with your right foot. Start to build speed. Swing your arms back as you are taking your second step. The distance of the 2nd step depends on how close or far the ball is. Smaller step if the ball is close to you, larger step if further away.
  3. Take your final step to square your feet. Your feet should be shoulder width apart and your knees should be bent, ready to jump. Your arms should be stretched out behind you.
  4. As your last step lands your body should turn 30 degrees to the net with your hitting shoulder furthest from the net. JUMP! As you jump explosively upward, swing your arms forward and up to help you build momentum in your jump.
  5. As you reach the top of your jump pull the elbow of your hitting arm back and bend it at a 90 degree angle. Your other hand should be level with your head pointing at the ball.
How To Spike In Volleyball. Video by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels.

4. The Hit

Hit the ball with the center of your open hand. Rotate your hitting arm at the shoulder and whip your forearm forward to gain power. Snap your wrist downward to add top spin to the ball. Aim the ball down into your opponents court.

Some Tips:

  • Try to hit the ball at the top of your jump for max power.
  • Bring your arm down through the ball and next to your body. This ensures your momentum is pushed through the ball into your hit.
  • Make sure not to “carry” or “hold” the ball as this is against the rules of volleyball.

5. The Landing

Bend your knees as you hit the ground to soften your landing and retain your balance.

Remember to look up, keep playing and get back in position. Don’t watch your spike to see how great it was.

Now that you know how to spike a volleyball, let’s work on how to improve your volleyball spiking.

How To Get Better At Volleyball Spiking

There are a few elements that we can break the volleyball spike into and improve individually so that when you put it all together you will have a more powerful and accurate hit.

Element 1: Footwork

The footwork of a spike is critical as it sets up the timing for the rest of the manoeuvre. If you are not comfortable with the footwork you will not be able to get into position in the air to hit the ball well. A great way to improve your footwork is to work on it without the ball, so you can focus on how you are moving your feet without worrying about the ball.

A great way to practice your hitting and footwork is to practice spiking without a jump and then slowly add more.

  1. Practice spiking without a jump. Just swing the arms to hit the ball over head.
  2. Add the swinging arms into the practice. Swing your arms back, then forward and up before striking the ball.
  3. Add a small jump to practice your timing and motion.
  4. Add only a one step jump into the motion.
  5. Try the full approach with two steps before the 2 footed jump.

Element 2: The Jump

One way to seriously increase your spiking power is by improving your jump height. This depends largely on your approach, not just the final step. So make sure you are comfortable with your approach before you move to this step.

Swinging your arms is a great way to increase your momentum, increase the height of your jump and perfect your timing to hit the ball. Practice swinging your arms in the approach to master the timing of this.

Focus on jumping up rather than forward. Your jump should be high, rather than long.

Practice jumping as high as you can. The strength of your legs along with your timing determine your jump height. There are some great tools that can help you improve your jumps for your volleyball spike.

Vertical Jump Trainers

The INNSTAR Vertical Jump Trainer improves your leg strength by adding resistance while you practice your jumps. This jump trainer comes with a waist belt, 2 X resistance bands, 2 X foot straps and a handy carry bag.

They say you can improve your jump height by 8 inches in 15 weeks. This high quality product is a great option to improve your jumps, especially when combined with a box while at the gym.

Practice makes perfect but it can be time consuming waiting for the setter each time to practice your jump. A great option is to use a spike trainer, so your coach can hold the ball at the perfect height for you to practice jumping over and over again.

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The Spike Trainer with the Bownet Sports Volleyball Practice Station

The volleyball spike trainer only comes with the foam ball holder, not the ball or the extension. Your coach, parent or friend can hold the ball at the ideal height to practice spiking. If you want to learn how to jump higher, it is a great help to raise the ball a bit so that you have a higher goal to aim for.

This product doesn’t come with the extension arm but a broom or painting pole works well. The Mr. LongArm Pro-Pole Extension is the perfect option with its extendable arm.

You can also add the Bownet Sports Volleyball Practice Station to stop you having to chase after the ball each time.

The Perfect Spike Training System

Want more ideas? Have a look at our best spike trainers post.

How To Spike The Ball Harder

Element 3: The Hit

Most attackers ask, “how can I spike the volleyball harder”? Once you have got a great approach and jump its time to improve your volleyball striking. Striking is a pivotal part of the spike, but requires a good set up for your hit to be effective.

The key to hitting the ball harder is simply to swing your arm faster. The faster you swing your arm the harder you will hit the volleyball. The problem with this is as you start swinging your arm faster, you lose accuracy.

When learning to spike harder forgo some accuracy in order to practice generating power with your swing.

Focus on arm speed, then worry about accuracy.

It is important for young players to learn how to spike hard and then they can focus on getting it in later. Andre Agassi said, “I hit the ball as hard as I could, I found the court later.” Tiger Woods when talking about his younger days, “I hit the ball as hard as I could and found the fairway later.”*

Some Skills To Work On Your Swing Speed:

  1. Hit the ball against a wall.

Anywhere from the floor to the roof is fine for accuracy. Really see how fast you can swing your arm and how much power you can generate. The idea is to get comfortable with swinging your arm as fast as possible, so you can carry this technique into your spiking.

  1. Slam the door. ( Figuratively )

Power comes from torque, which is generated by the twisting motion of your torso as you hit the ball. Similar to the way you throw a baseball. Open your body ( “open the door” ) after your take off ( jump ) by pulling your hitting arm back at the elbow and opening up your shoulders. It should look like you are pulling/drawing an imaginary bow and arrow.

As you jump and draw back your hitting arm. You should look like you are getting ready to shoot a bow and arrow.

Then SLAM the door! Do this by swinging your hitting arm as fast as possible and hitting through the ball.

Element 4: Timing

Timing and ball awareness is a critical piece of volleyball.

When timing your jump aim to line up the ball with your hitting shoulder. This will allow you to hit either down the line, cross court or cut. If the ball is to the left or right of your shoulder it will reduce your options as you will be forced to hit in a certain direction.

In order to spike the ball with power the ball needs to be in front of your shoulder. If you jump and the ball is too far in front of you, then your hit will have power, but you will struggle to get the ball over the net. If the ball is too far behind you it will be easier to get the ball over the net, but you will struggle to generate power in your spike.

The trick is too time your jump for the ideal moment to strike the ball. Time your jump so you hit the ball when you are in the neutral phase of the jump – neither rising or falling.

How To Improve Your Volleyball Spiking

Element 5: The Follow Through

The follow through is incredibly important in generating power in a volleyball spike. Make sure you whip your arm through the ball for maximum power, only slowing down naturally by your waist. However make sure you do not hit the net with your hand or arm as this is not allowed.

Some More Tips To Improve Your Spiking

Hit Real Sets

In order to get your timing right and to be able to execute hard spikes in a game, you need to practice spiking real sets so you can learn to read the setter and the ball. The best drill for this is to hit off of a “dig, set, hit” drill rather than a toss or a machine. This works well if you have a team mate to practice with but if you are alone, then practice by setting for yourself and then spike the ball over the net. We learn things more effectively in a game like environment.

High Sets vs Low Sets

High sets are the some of the hardest to time and learn from. High sets give beginners more time to read the ball and get in position, but the ball comes down rapidly making it difficult to hit in the sweet spot.

Low sets have less falling speed which makes them easier to time, but players have less time to get in position.

Different people have different preferences, but it depends on how much higher or lower the set is compared to what you are used to.

Hitting Against The Wall

Hitting against a wall can be a great way to practice at home, but it can also develop a bad habit of hitting the ball into the net. i.e too low.

It is important to always practice hitting the ball over the net. Better yet, over a block. When hitting against a wall create a 7’4″ or a 8′ mark that you can practice hitting over. Remember to snap your wrist.

Whipping The Block

One way to do this is with your coach. Your coach will stand on a table or chair with a flat wooden board a couple of inches above the volleyball net. Practice jumping and hitting that board as if it were a ball. Practice hitting the “ball” down the line.

Another way to do this is to draw a square on a wall with chalk. It should be about 3 to 4 feet above your forehead. Without jumping, practice hitting a ball into this square.

Practice A Jump Serve.

A jump serve is a very similar motion to a spike. This will help you learn an over the net arm swing with a lot of power. You can learn to control the height of the set and the distance from you. Then you can take back that knowledge and muscle memory to your net spikes.

Play Doubles

Playing beach volleyball or just doubles in the gym is a great way to improve your volleyball game and your spikes. It is fun and you will get lots of playing and hitting time.

Practice Spiking In Different Directions

Practice hitting your spikes in multiple directions. Practice cuts, cross-court spikes and line spikes. Add roll shots into the mix. This won’t necessarily increase your power, but it will make you a better hitter and improve your ball skills which will translate back into better timing and positioning.

If you are looking for some more tools to help you with your spiking, check out our best spike trainers or read this post on the best volleyball drills to practice on your own.

*Paraphrased from https://usavolleyball.org/resource/how-can-i-spike-harder/

Can The Ball Spin Off A Set In Beach Volleyball - Double Contact Sets

Can The Ball Spin Off A Set In Beach Volleyball? Double Contact Sets.

Spin off a volley is a common symptom of a double contact, but it is not a guarantee.

Quite a controversial and contested topic in beach volleyball is when a double or lift/catch is called during a volley or set. The rules being infringed in these two possible ball faults are:

9.3.3 CATCH: the ball is caught and/or thrown; it does not rebound from the hit. (Exceptions 9.2.2.1, 9.2.2.2).

9.3.4 DOUBLE CONTACT: a player hits the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts various parts of his/her body in succession.

In plain English this means that you cannot catch or hold onto a ball for too long, and you cannot touch a ball twice in succession. Due to the nature of a two handed set or volley it is very easy to either be blown up for catching the ball or for touching the ball twice during the volley, also known as a double.

Many people use a spinning ball as the result of a volley as an indicator of a double touch. Their reasoning says that the only way to create spin on the ball with two hands is to touch it for two different durations during the release which results in the spin.

Referee John King breaks down why this isn’t not necessarily the case and what beach volleyball referees look for during volleys or sets. He also covers whether it is allowed to receive a hard driven ball with two separated open palm hands during play.

Fault for double contact: As explained in the video spin is a common symptom of double contacts, but not a guarantee. You can be faulted for double contact while setting as you receive the ball, yet still release a clean no-spin perfect ball. This is still considered a double contact fault. Tt’s not just the release but also the initial first contact with each hand that counts. (a lot of people refer to this as a “catch”). *

The exception to these rules is during a hard driven ball. Then the ball contact can be extended momentarily even if an overhand finger action is used. Referee John King refers to this as well.

This can be found in the official FIVB rules – Point 9.2.2.4

References:

*This video and explanation was found in this reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/volleyball/comments/3kznt5/can_someone_help_me_find_the_rule_about_spin_on/

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The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World

Are you looking for an epic portable beach volleyball set, but the best you can find is Park & Suns Spectrum Classic or the United Volleyball 2″ SS? You might be thinking to yourself that there must be something better available. A volleyball net system that can deliver a fantastic beach volleyball set up, but that doesn’t weigh a ton and is extremely durable. Well the answer is yes, that net is made by Funtek, a German volleyball company which produces what we think is the best beach volleyball net system in the world.

The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World - Funtek

Funtek produce 2 high quality beach volleyball nets. One with steel poles which is their most durable and one with strong PVC poles which is incredibly strong and versatile as well. Currently this volleyball net system is only available from Amazon.de – Amazon In Germany.

NB: Only Available from Amazon Germany – But ships world wide.

The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World - Funtek

Funtec Pro Beach Set

  • Funtec Portable Netting with Competition Net – Professional Quality with Extremely Sturdy Aluminium Net Posts for Heavy Users and Pro Teams
  • Easy to assemble and quick to disassemble
  • With adjustable aluminium foot section, three different locking points for optimal net height adjustment
  • With Pro Beach net for the highest level of play
  • Court marking tapes not included
The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World - Funtek Steel Pro
Funtek - The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World

Funtec Beach Masters Set

  • Funtec portable net system with light leisure net.
  • Easy to assemble and quick to dismantle.
  • Removable foot section for easy net height adjustment
  • Be ready to play quickly with a lightweight leisure net.
  • Playing field markings not included in box contents.
The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World - Funtek PVC Master

Why is this the best portable beach volleyball net?

There are a number of reasons we think this is the best portable beach volleyball net. Some of the reasons include:

  • Highly durable: Both sets of poles are very durable and will last for hours of play. The steel/pro set is even more durable as its poles are made out of steel instead of PVC.
  • Long strong steel pegs. When setting up a net in soft beach sand it can be tricky to get the poles and guy ropes to stay taught as they can pull through the sand easily. The Funtek sets come with 4 long thick steel pegs that when sunk or hammered into sand at a good angle become excellent anchor points for the net system.
  • strong adjustable webbing guy ropes with metal adjustment points. So often volleyball net systems have nylon guy ropes that slip and loosen. That isn’t a problem with the webbing guy ropes. Over time the metal adjustment points can wear and rust, but if you tie them off the webbing will stay taught.
  • These nets perform amazingly well in windy conditions, staying taught and straight – within reason.
  • Strong webbed net for great play and tension. The net that comes with the Funtek volleyball net is of a professional level and will not let you down. You will be able to keep using it for years, and even use the same net on volleyball net poles left at beach set ups.
  • Great net tightening ropes. The net comes with four net tightening ropes at the bottom of the het to hold it taught.
  • Foot cups to prevent too much sand sinkage. Both nets come with wider feet for the net to stop sand sinkage. the pro net comes with steel feet, while the masters net comes with wide rubber feet.
  • Both nets are highly adjustable. The pro net comes with adjustable metal feet with holes for mens height, woman’s height and mixed height. The Funtek masters set comes with four PVC pole segments of different heights than can be used to create whichever height you desire.

Cons:

As with every product there are a few cons, but with the Funtek nets they are minor.

  • The steel pegs can rust over time – this is purely cosmetic and doesn’t affect their strength or function at all.
  • The steel pegs have a washer that assists in keeping the webbed guy ropes from slipping off the pegs. These are loose and can be lost over time. The pegs still function without the washers, you just need to make a slip knot with the looped guy rope end.
  • The net tightening red guy ropes come with black synches which can be lost over time, but the red net guy ropes have loops in them which actually work better than the black synches.
  • The black feet of the masters system can also be lost over time.
  • The silver feet of the pro system can be a bit narrow on some beaches – we suggest using feet from the masters net in conjunction with the pro net if this is an issue. You can order these parts separately and as spares.
  • Over time the bags zip can wear causing problems with closing the bag.

All of the cons mentioned can be solved with proper care, replacement parts and caution, and take years to develop. None of these cons detract from this being the best portable beach volleyball net system in the world.

One down side about this system is that it does not include court marking ropes, as these need to be bought separately. Another add on option is volleyball radio masts to mark outlines on the net.

Great Add-ons For This Set

If you want to have great beach volleyball games with this set we advise you adding the following items to your beach volleyball net system:

Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ

The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World - Mikasa VSL300

Amazon.de Boundary Lines

The Best Beach Volleyball Set In The World Lines

Vermont Volleyball Court Markers

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Park n Suns Volleyball Lines

If you do not want to wait for this net to be shipped from Germany then check out our top 7 best outdoor volleyball nets, that are available on Amazon now.

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Best Volleyball Sets – Our Top 7 Outdoor Volleyball Net Systems

Volleyball doesn’t need to be confined indoors or to specific outdoor locations. If you get yourself a quality volleyball set and lines you and your friends can take the fun with you wherever you are, the beach, the park, or just at home in the backyard, if the garden is big enough.

These are our best volleyball net sets.

Updated: 13 December 2021

Best Volleyball Set Quicklist:

  1. Park & Sun Sport Spectrum Classic
  2. United 2″ SS: Semi-Serious High Strength Volleyball Net System
  3. Park & Sun Sports Tournament Flex 1000
  4. Baden Champions Volleyball Badminton Combo Set
  5. Vermont Portable Volleyball Set
  6. Park & Sun Spiker Volleyball Set
  7. Franklin Sports Volleyball Set

Honourable Mention

  1. Boulder Volleyball Badminton Pickleball Net

Overview:

Intermediate Sets – US$280 – US$210

Beginner Sets – US$ 150 – $39

Read the full review below:

In terms of what is widely available from common retailers like Amazon there are a few main brands to choose from:

THE MAIN VOLLEYBALL SET BRANDS ARE:

  1. Park & Sun
  2. Triumph
  3. Baden
  4. Franklin Sports
  5. Vermont
  6. Venus Sport
  7. Dunlop

When choosing your volleyball set it is important to understand what level of volleyball you are looking to play.

We will break this down into three levels – Professional, Intermediate and Beginner

Professional sets are ideal for people who love volleyball and are going to be playing a lot ( a few times a week ) and want to practice and play on pro/tournament level nets and systems to make sure they are practicing at the right level.

Intermediate volleyball sets are perfect for people who want to go down to the beach or park and play volleyball with their friends, maybe pay three, four, and five-man games with a group that has various levels of skill but still want a net that is good enough to improve their skills and play seriously when they have the members to do so.

Beginner sets are for those who might play volleyball from time to time but not too often. They do not want to pay too much money as they are not going to use the volleyball set too often but know it is a great activity when they have friends over in the garden or head to the beach for holidays.

Budget also plays a big role in deciding which net to get so we will try to break it down and provide you with the most help.

PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL SETS:

At the top end of the market are the Park & Sun Spectrum Series nets and the United Volleyball Supply sets.

PARK & SUN SPORTS SPECTRUM CLASSIC

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This is Park & Sun’s Portable Professional Outdoor Volleyball Net System. This option has been the choice of volleyball tournament directors and volleyball enthusiasts for over 30 years.

This set includes lightweight telescoping aircraft aluminum volleyball poles, and Park & Sun’s original sleeve net design, and colorful net tapes.

You will find the Spectrum Series of volleyball sets worldwide at parks, beaches, volleyball tournaments and leagues.

WHAT WE LOVE:

  • It includes set pole heights for Official Women’s 7’4″, Official COED 7’8″, and Official Men’s  8′ net heights.
  • The three-inch net tape is double stitched, has reinforced net sleeves and bindings, that stand-up to the most competitive play.
  • Easy net tension adjustment – 5/16″ double guylines with padded pull-down handles allows quick adjustments and along with the sleeve net design keeps the net taut for competitive play.


2″ SS: Semi-Serious High Strength Volleyball Net System

Best Volleyball Sets - Outdoor Volleyball Nets

This United Volleyball Systems top-of-the-line net is made for pro play. United Volleyball Systems are endorsed by VolleyballUSA and this system is proudly made in the United States of America. This volleyball set is a great option for players looking for quality net tension from a portable system. The system features webbing guy wires for quick setup and superior-top net tension. A built-in bottom net tensioner will allow participants the ability to play the ball out of the net, unlike most portable net systems.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

  • Compact two-section telescoping pole design. 2 inch O.D. with heavy-duty wall thickness.
  • Poles telescope to men’s, women’s, or junior heights with push-button locking device. Poles can be telescoped down with your net attached and rolled up for easy setup and storage.
  • Net: IL2D Net 32 foot X 39 inch. With #27 netting, 1,000 lbs, through ropes top and bottom.
  • The Pull-down webbing guy-line set offers a quick set-up with superior net tension. Includes heavy-duty carrying bag

INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL SETS

For intermediate sets, we have Park & Sun Sports, Baden and Vermont.

PARK & SUN SPORTS TOURNAMENT FLEX 1000

Park & Sun Sports Tournament Flex 1000 - Outdoor Volleyball Sets - Portable Volleyball Nets

The Tournament Flex 1000 is among the list of the top-rated comprehensive volleyball net systems of Park & Sun Sports. It comes with everything you need to set up a volleyball court for outdoor tournaments and fun casual games with your family and friends. This intermediate net system is guaranteed to give exceptional recreation performance. The Park & Sun Sports Tournament Flex 1000 is portable, lightweight, and easy to set up so you can bring it to backyard parties, a trip to the park, or a day at the beach. This affordable and durable net system is great bang for your buck!

WHY WE RECOMMEND IT FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS:

  • The net features double-stitched, reinforced net sleeves and bindings, to stand up to the most competitive play.
  • The nylon blend netting mechanism enables the net to withstand harsh weather so it is guaranteed that it last for a few years.
  • The telescopic aluminum poles feature a push-button locking system for easy height adjustments so you can easily adjust to official men’s, women’s, and COED heights.
  • It is easy to adjust guylines with pull-down tension rings and the sleeve net keeps the net taut for competitive play.
  • This net system is designed for easy assembly and portability.

Check out our full review on the Park & Sun Sports Tournament Flex 1000

BADEN CHAMPIONS VOLLEYBALL BADMINTON COMBO SET – 2020 UPDATE!

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2020 Update! Baden updated one of their best sellers in 2020, changing from the old black and red colors to the new blue and orange color scheme. The Baden Champions Volleyball Badminton Combo Set is perfect for yard games, family cookouts, summer camps, and social events. This 2-in-1 set comes with all the equipment needed to play both volleyball and badminton. There is no need for you to buy an individual set for volleyball and badminton because this set includes everything you need to enjoy both volleyball and badminton games. The set is built tough and is long-lasting so it can endure the elements. It is designed for outdoor use and recreational gameplay. It also features a quick setup and transition from volleyball to badminton. This mid-level set definitely gives you the ultimate versatility in backyard games.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THIS NET SYSTEM TOO:

  • Adjustable steel poles allow easy set-up and seamless transition between game types
  • The heavy-duty powder-coated steel poles, waterproof edges, and durable nylon ropes are strong enough to withstand competitions
  • It comes with a regulation size volleyball/badminton net
  • The set fits perfectly into its durable weather-resistant carry bag for easy storage and transportation
  • The set is easy to set up and takedown

Read our full review on the Baden Champions Volleyball Badminton Combo Set

VERMONT PORTABLE VOLLEYBALL SET

VOLLEYBALL SETS OUR TOP 7 OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL NET SYSTEMS

The Vermont Portable Volleyball Set allows you to create a professional-quality volleyball environment wherever you like. Available in two styles, beach or regulation, these sets are an excellent choice for volleyball clubs, schools, and families. Both sets feature a pair of aluminum telescopic volleyball posts, an FIVB regulation volleyball net, court line marking tape, and a heavy-duty carry bag for simple storage and portability. These portable volleyball sets are expertly created using premium-grade materials and are designed to be a part of your volleyball set-up for many years to come.

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:

  • These volleyball sets feature aluminum telescopic volleyball posts that allow for three adjustable heights – 8ft (men’s), 7ft 8in (mixed) & 7ft 4in (women’s).
  • These sets are portable and come with a heavy-duty carry bag included.
  • Sets offer a fast assembly and come with court line marking tape – create a court anywhere.
  • The volleyball posts, volleyball nets, and court line marking tape conform with FIVB regulations.
  • The telescopic volleyball posts are engineered using lightweight yet robust aluminum.
  • The volleyball nets both feature a 2.5mm twisted polyethylene construction with PVC banding for exceptional resistance to volleyball impacts.
  • Each set comes with high-quality 6mm braided PE guy ropes to ensure your volleyball nets remain strong & stable every time you play.

BEGINNER VOLLEYBALL SETS

Park & Sun Sports and Franklin Sports offer the best value volleyball sets for beginners.

PARK & SUN SPORTS SPIKER SPORT

VOLLEYBALL SETS OUR TOP 7 OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL NET SYSTEMS

The Park & Sun Sports Spiker Sport was designed with families in mind. It offers exceptional recreational performance for outdoor amateur tournaments, friendly gatherings at the park, or even your backyard lawn. This portable outdoor volleyball net system includes everything needed for a fun and competitive playing experience, making it perfect for a rousing game in your backyard, park, or at the beach. It also features a regulation size Momentum net. Its Nylon blend netting is superior at withstanding harsh weather compared to lower-end polyethylene nets, so you can enjoy the game for years to come.

HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY IT IS PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS:

  • Double guy line with tension rings allow for quick adjustments that ensure the net remains taut, even during play
  • Easily adjust eyebolt for men, women, and Coed playing heights with its Push-button assembly
  • Includes a Soft Touch volleyball, which lessens the impact to wrists and arms. It comes with pre-measured boundary lines which are firmly secured to the ground with corner anchors
  • A truly portable, lightweight volleyball system
  • The entire set fits inside a heavy-duty polyester zippered equipment bag with carrying handles making transporting and storing extremely convenient

FRANKLIN SPORTS VOLLEYBALL SET

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The Franklin Sports Volleyball Set is lightweight, portable, and perfect for the beach or the backyard. The set comes with an easy-assemble net and poles, an official size and weight volleyball, ground stakes, and a court marking kit so you have everything you need to turn the beach or the backyard into your own volleyball court. It is perfect for players of all ages to have outdoor volleyball fun!

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WHY THIS VOLLEYBALL SET IS ALSO GREAT:

  • This set is fully equipped for you to get out and start the fun
  • The full-size net assembles to 30′ x 3′ so you can have the full volleyball experience
  • This set comes with a 180′ cord and ground stakes so you can set up the full court boundaries to play with an authentic feel
  • Its lightweight portable construction ensures that you can take this set to the beach, the park, or anywhere else

So, there you have it, our top 7 outdoor volleyball net systems. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or professional player, there are outdoor volleyball sets available in the market that suits your skills and budget.

Honourable Mention: Boulder Badminton Pickleball Net

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Its hard to just pick 7 great volleyball nets, especially when looking at cheaper portable outdoor volleyball net options. A great net that we didn’t manage to squeeze onto the list is the Boulder Badminton Pickleball Net. Its unique design means that you do not need guy ropes or pegs to keep it standing. It is also easily adjustable in height, and comes in three widths: 10Ft, 14 Ft and 17 Ft.

This net is great for volleyball, badminton or pickleball.

Why We Love It:

  • Great price
  • Easy to set up
  • Free standing net
  • Can be used for volleyball, badminton, pickleball and soccer.
  • Great for kids
  • It can even be used as a pool volleyball set.
  • Starts from $47.89

Finally – If you are looking for the best portable beach volleyball net in the world click here.

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Wilson OPTX AVP Official Beach Volleyball Review

The breakthrough design of the Wilson OPTX AVP Tour Game Volleyball brings a whole new visual approach to the beach. New VST (visual spin technology) uses strategic color variance to enhance the human eye’s ability to detect spin on the ball. VST uses color variance to allow easier spin detection, so you can read and react to where the game is going. The vibrant color palette and Optic Flow graphics allow for better ball tracking in the dynamic and diverse environments of beach volleyball.

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Released on April 23, 2020, Wilson OPTX AVP is the newer model of the Wilson AVP Official Game Ball. The OPTX uses a new visual design with the same construction as the original AVP game ball, so players can expect the same signature performance. The OPTX is also designed specifically for the beach game and its players, reimaging what a beach volleyball should look like.

Features:

  • Enhanced ball tracking
  • Superior spin detection
  • Signature performance
  • Built for the beach
  • AVP Official
  • Color: Yellow
  • Material: Composite
  • Brand: Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Age Range: Adult
  • Date First Available : April 23, 2020

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Here are some great customer reviews on the Wilson OPTX AVP Official Beach Volleyball:

 “Excellent ball for playability as you would expect. This time of year almost all our matches are under the lights. This ball sure stands out.”

“Great quality, super fast delivery. The balls I received was made in China. Perfectly inflated, couldn’t be happier 👌🏻”

“After playing too many seasons of bar league volleyball with flat ripped balls I finally purchased my own to bring. I love this ball. Enough of us started buying and bringing our own that the bar took notice and they purchased this same ball to replace all their others.

Be forewarned that this ball will need breaking in. Many people complained that this ball was too hard to play with during the first couple of months. With enough play and a few rounds in the dryer on low the ball is softer and no more complaints!”

Always be always one step ahead on your beach volleyball game with the Wilson OPTX AVP Official Beach Volleyball!

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Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps

Every summer, Volleyball Alberta runs 4 weeks of volleyball camps in the communities of Jasper and Sylvan Lake for young athletes aged 12 to 18. These camps aim to develop and improve the participants’ skills and knowledge of volleyball. The coaching staff for Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps consists of experienced university, college, and national team coaches and players from within Canada, in addition to some international representatives.

Jasper Volleyball Camp (JVC)

The Jasper Volleyball Camp is held in the majestic Rocky Mountains in the Jasper National Park town-site, which provides the best scenery for a summer camp. The JVC is a developmental camp which lasts 6 days, each day is scheduled with approximately 6 hours of on-court instruction, 3 hours of game play, fitness activities, and classroom lectures with emphasis on the basic skills and fitness levels for all athletes.

The Jasper Volleyball Camp is based around the Jasper Activity Centre, the Jasper High School, and the Jasper Elementary School. The Camp takes place outdoors where you can absorb the breathtaking beauty of the incredible Rocky Mountains. The package includes 3 full meals per day prepared by professional cooks, a dining area, shower facilities, supervised dormitory quarters, indoor and outdoor courts, lecture rooms, an athletic trainer and support staff. Every participant will receive a limited edition JVC t-shirt and water bottle.

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Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp (SLVC)

The Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp takes place in the resort town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, where you can spend the day playing on sand courts located right on the lake. This 6-day developmental camp puts emphasis on the basic skills and fitness levels of the athletes. Each day’s schedule contains approximately 5 hours of on-court instruction and 2 hours of game play. The camp takes place primarily outdoors on the sand courts at the pier, next to the lake. Each live-in athlete will be provided with 3 meals per day prepared by professional cooks, a dining area, shower facilities, indoor and outdoor courts, lecture rooms, an athletic trainer and support staff. Every athlete will also receive a limited edition Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp t-shirt and water bottle.

Camp Fees

For a Live-in Camper, the camp fee is $675.00+GST (Goods and Services Tax) per week. The amount covers dormitory-style accommodation, meals, on-court sessions, classroom sessions, and planned social activities.

For Day Campers, the camp fee is $475.00+GST per week. The amount only covers on-court sessions, classroom sessions, and planned social activities. Accommodation and meals excluded.

After registration, you will receive further details regarding clothing, supplies and scheduling details. You will receive a detailed information package 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the camp. For more information and bookings, visit the Volleyball Alberta website.

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Beach Box Camps

Want to learn beach volleyball from the world’s best coaches? How about practicing beach volleyball on a sunny warm beach with other participants from all over the world? The Beach Box Camps claim to offer the world’s best beach volleyball workshops, with enjoyable beach volleyball games and fun beach parties. Their team consists of the world’s best trainers and offer training to beginners, amateurs, and professionals. Beach Box Camps organize trips to the world’s most beautiful beaches and have beach volleyball camps in Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Dubai, Latvia, and the USA.

The Beach Box Camps in Spain is located on the beautiful beach of Palma, capital of Mallorca. With a pleasant warm climate, a beautiful white sandy beach enclosed by hills, deep blue sea, comfortable hotels, and excellent training under the guidance of the world‘s leading beach volleyball players — you will surely make the most out of your beach volleyball camp experience.

What’s Included

The camp includes a special training program, 2 training sessions a day, 1 theoretical lecture, 2 cross fit classes on the beach, beach volleyball equipment, a camp shirt and surprise prizes from sponsors, a tournament during the whole period of camp and a final tournament.

Camp Day Plan

  • 8:oo-10:00AM wake-up & breakfast
  • 10:00-11: 30 AM first training
  • Free time – enjoying sea, sun & relax
  • Lunch
  • 2:30-4:00PM second training
  • Free time – playing volleyball, swimming in the sea, enjoying the evening and relaxing
  • 7:00 PM – dinner in the restaurant
  • 9:00 PM – drinks, enjoying the company, party at some beach bar
  • 1:00-2:00AM – bedtime

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Accommodation

Beach Box Camps offer a sports package alone and an accommodation + sports package. For those who want the accommodation option, it will be a 10-night stay at the Ola Hotel Panama 4 star hotel, just 100 meters from the beach. All camp participants‘ rooms will be of Superior class. The accommodation is classified into “all included” or “half board”. The “all included” accommodation includes catering, non-alcoholic and local alcoholic beverages. The Half board” accommodation includes breakfast and supper, non-alcoholic beverages, as well as homemade wine and beer during supper.

Cost

The sports package alone, costs 320 EUR per participant. If you want the accommodation + sports package, a double room (half board), costs 790 EUR per person. A double room (all included) is 870 EUR per participant. For a single room (half board) costs 1060 EUR per participant. And a single room (all included) is 1180 EUR.

Beach Box Camps allow you to pay the whole sum at once or by installments with a deposit. The deposit must be paid within 10 days from the day the application is sent. The remaining sum must be paid at least 1 month before the camp. The deposit ranges from 200 to 300 EUR.

Beach Box Camps Spain is, without a doubt, an ideal place for a fun yet serious beach volleyball training experience. Visit their website for bookings and inquiries.

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Beach Volleyball Thailand – Beach Volleyball Camp

Beach Volleyball Thailand is mainly based on the island of Koh Phangan. They offer beach volleyball camps to help beach volleyball enthusiasts reach their next level of competitive doubles play.

With their 5-day intensive program, Beach Volleyball Thailand will train you to play like a pro. Whether you are a beginner or experienced player, this beach volleyball camp is suitable for all levels of skills. They tailor make all programs to specifically fit you. The camp includes 5 days and 5 nights’ accommodation in a private room staying with your volleyball host; training sessions; open play; coaching; dinner discussions; video and pictures of play; mental strategies; and nature adventures. The schedule can be personalized to suit your needs. All you need to do is to notify them at least 2 weeks in advance to allow them to check the availability and prepare a schedule for you. The full package is worth 15,000 THB. If you want the training without accommodation, it will cost you 12,000 THB.

Beach Volleyball Camp: Training Sessions

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Beach Volleyball Thailand also offers beach volleyball training sessions for groups of up to 6 players. In these training sessions, you will practice and drill passing correctly; setting accurately; attacking into the open area; blocking and peeling; and playing defense and transitioning. They will also give you serving tips and explain to you the sports psychology. Beach Volleyball Thailand has 5 courts around the Koh Phangan Island and can set up sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening. All equipment needed will be provided by them. One training session costs 1000 THB. Two training sessions cost 1800 THB. And three training sessions cost 2500 THB. Each session lasts up to 2 hours with discussion and debriefing after the session.

The Beach Volleyball Thailand Beach Volleyball Camp will cover drills, tips, strategies and positioning to help you practice and master the fundamentals to play the game like a pro. You can visit their website for bookings and inquiries.

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Park And Sun Volleyball Set System Review

Compare Park & Sun Sports Full Range Of Volleyball Net Systems

Are you wondering which Park & Suns volleyball net set to buy? Below you will find a useful comparison table breaking down the differences between the five options. You can also click on the nets names to see our detailed review.

Park & Sun Volleyball Net System Spectrum Classic Park & Sun Volleyball Net System Spectrum 2000 Park & Sun Volleyball Net System Tournament Flex 1000 Park & Sun Volleyball Net System Tournament 179 Park & Sun Volleyball Net System Spiker Sport Steel
Spectrum Classic Spectrum 2000 Tournament Flex 1000 Tournament 179 Spiker Sport Steel
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Poles 2″ USA extruded aluminium, 2 piece telescopic poles 1-3/4″ USA extruded aluminium, 2-piece telescopic poles 1-3/4″ aluminium, 2-piece telescopic poles 1-5/8″ aluminium, 3 piece telescopic poles 1-1/2″ 3-piece steel poles
Height Adjustment Telescopic poles with push-pin locking system, easily adjusts to men’s, women’s, and COED heights. Telescopic poles with push-pin locking system, easily adjusts to men’s, women’s, and COED heights. Telescopic poles with push-pin locking system, easily adjusts to men’s, women’s, and COED heights. Telescopic poles with push-pin locking system, easily adjusts to men’s, women’s, and COED heights. Steel swedged poles with push-button assembly; adjust eyebolt for men, women and COED playing heights.
Net Pre-attached net 3’x32′ Professional sleeve net with printed 3” bindings Pre-attached net 3’x32′ Professional sleeve net with printed 2” bindings 3’x32′ Professional sleeve net with printed 2” bindings Momentum official volleyball size, 3’x32′ volleyball net with 1-1/2″ top net tape and slip-on straps Momentum official volleyball size, 3’x32′ volleyball net with 1-1/2″ top net tape and slip-on straps
Net Colors Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, & Americana (Red/White/Blue) Blue, Orange, & Yellow Blue Blue, Green, & Orange Blue
Guylines 5/16″ rope with Pull-down handles 1/4″ rope with Pull-down tension rings 1/4″ rope with Pull-down tension rings 3/16″ Double guyline with tension rings 3/16″ Double guyline with tension rings
Official Size Boundary with cord winder 5/16″ rope with corner anchors 1/4″ rope with corner anchors 1/4″ rope with corner anchors 3/16″ rope with corner anchors 3/16″ rope with corner anchors
Stakes 12″ Steel with stake bag 10″ Steel 10″ Steel with loop 8″ Steel with loop 8″ Steel with loop
Volleyball 18 panel, machine-stitched Soft Touch volleyball with a nylon-wound bladder 18 panel, machine-stitched Soft Touch volleyball with a nylon-wound bladder 18 panel, machine-stitched Soft Touch volleyball with a nylon-wound bladder
Equipment Bag 1800 denier with zipper and carrying handles 1800 denier with zipper and carrying handles 1000 denier with zipper and carrying handles 600 denier with zipper and carrying handles 600 denier with zipper and carrying handles
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Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ Review

Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ Review

The Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ is Mikasa’s top of the line beach volleyball competition ball. It features all the latest technology to offer the best beach volleyball game experience. Made using a newly developed softer cover material, the Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ gives players outstanding handling and control. It also features the TwinSTLocked Machine-stitched 10-panel design and has fewer seams than previous versions, making the ball stronger and more durable during hard play. The underside of each panel is reinforced with a specially designed two-layer cloth backing for superior shape retention.

The high-quality surface which is made of micro-cell, anti-slip composite leather has improved waterproof properties. It also has additional rubber coating on the inner side of the panels. This feature not only helps enhance water resistance but also helps reduce weight fluctuations. In addition, the LeakShield butyl rubber bladder with a miniaturized self-sealing valve maintains air pressure for consistent play. The butyl rubber bladder can also withstand extreme temperatures. The patented Mikasa yellow, blue and white pattern, is easy to see even on a sunny day. It is perfect for a great beach volleyball game on a beautiful sunny day.

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Specifications Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ Volleyball Review

  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Ball type: Beach volleyball, competition ball
  • Size: 5
  • Weight: 260-280 g
  • Circumference: 65-67 cm
  • Color: Tri-color (white, dark blue and yellow)
  • Model Number: VLS300
  • Brand: Mikasa

Feature

  • TwinSTLocked Machine-stitched 10-panel system for enhanced control
  • Soft composite non-slip surface made from finest micro material
  • Double cloth backing for best shape retention
  • Rubber coating for improved water resistance
  • Reinforce panels to maintain spherical shape
  • Low rebound effect
  • LeakShield butyl rubber bladder with a miniaturized self-sealing valve to maintain air pressure
  • Tri-color (white, dark blue and yellow) for easy recognition

Overview

With its high-quality material and excellent features, Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ is one of the best beach volleyball game balls available on the market. In fact, its top-notch quality has been recognized by a number of volleyball federations. It is the official game ball for national and international competitions. It is the official game ball of Australian Volleyball Federation (AVF), European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Tour. The Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ is also the official game ball used in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics.

Pros

  • Easy to play with
  • Good-quality material
  • Water-resistant
  • Soft and easy to control
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Package does not include pump
  • Ball gets slippery with sweat
  • The cover wears off easily
  • Needs consistent re-pumping

Mikasa understands the passion and inspiration it takes to be an athlete and they put that same passion and inspiration, coupled with the best technology, into every ball they make. Especially the Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ with its official status. This ball pushes volleyball design further than it has been before. So, win the next beach volleyball game with Mikasa VLS300 Beach Champ.

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