Sitting Volleyball is a modified version of able-bodied indoor volleyball for anyone! It is however the Paralympic sport for people with impaired lower limb function.
The game is played on a smaller court with a lower net. For this reason, it is a faster game than able-bodied volleyball.
Players must keep one buttock in contact with the floor at all times during play.
Sitting volleyball is scored by a game, set and match system. A game is the first to 25 points. There are five games in a set, so a match is best-of-five.
How does it differ from the standard game?
The court is smaller — 10m x 6m
The net is lower — 1.15m for men and 1.05m for women
Players remain seated on court during play
The service can be blocked
The passage of play is quicker due to the reduced court size