Volleyball is an important game to our country as it is the national game in Sri Lanka. According to historical records, birth of the Volleyball was in New York, and the Name William G. Morgan has been carved in the pages of proud history as the father of Volleyball Who has gone down the history of the sport as the inventor of Volleyball game, but the Volleyball was not the name inherited to Volleyball by his father, it was “Mintonette” . This game has been landed to Sri Lanka in 1916 by R. W. Camack. At present the main governing body of Volleyball in Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan Volleyball Federation.
How to Play
This game is played by two teams of six players, with up to six substitutes allowed in a squad. The object of the game is to force the ball down onto the floor of the opponent's court, or to put them under so much pressure that they are unable to return the ball. According to the official volley ball rule book game is played by two teams of six players, with up to six substitutes allowed in a squad. A net is fixed across the middle of a court eighteen meters long and nine meters wide. Two flexible antennae mark the extremes between which the ball must pass over the net. Play starts by one player serving the ball over the net from behind the base line. When the ball has passed over the net, the receiving team may play the ball three times before they must pass it back over the net. Each player is only allowed to touch the ball once. The object of the game is to force the ball down onto to the floor of the opponentâs court, or to put them under so much pressure that they are unable to return the ball.
In volleyball, if the ball does not go back over the net, the opposition wins a point. After each time a team wins the ball back from the opposition each player rotates one position clockwise. This rotation is a special feature of the game and it means that all players must play both in the front line and the back line. A team wins a set by scoring 25 points with a two point lead and wins the match by winning three set.
Sports Associations Details
Mr.Shantha sri Nalaka
Mr.G.D Thushara Sampath
No 33, Torinton Place ,Colombo - 7, Sri Lanka
Federation/Association Fax No
011 - 2688876
Federation/Association Tel No
011 - 0669344