|The volleyball net divides the court into
two equal halves. The net is held up by a
pole at each end and the edge of the court
is marked by an optional antenna.
Volleyball play is governed by many different
sets of rules. Be sure to consult the rule
book you intend to use before buying equipment.
Features to Consider
- length - volleyball nets come in 27, 30,
and 32 foot lengths to reflect different
court dimensions, which can be up to 30'
- width top to bottom - 39 or 36 inches; the
width dimension is usually not critical (unless
specified by your pole manufacturer) since
most rules only specify the distance from
the top of the net to the ground.
- netting material - nylon or thread polyethylene
- edge - vinyl or vinyl coated nylon
- top support - either a steel or rope cable
is sewn into the edge of the net. The best
nets use steel in both the upper and lower
tape to resist stretching while allowing
sufficient tension to keep the net from sagging
more than 3/4" between the edge and
center of the court
- side support - either a wooden dowel rod
or additional straps to keep the net flat
and rectangular( dowels are preferred).