Before you start

  1. Service area is 3 feet from each end of the court.
  2. Game ends at 25 points, must win by 2 points. Third game is first to 15 points.
  3. Winner is determined by best of 3 games.
  4. Limit: 2 time outs, 30 seconds each per game.
  5. If more than 2 time outs are called then other team is awarded point or side out.
  6. Rock, paper, scissors will determine first service or choice of court side. Second game service to other team. Third game if necessary will need another rock, paper, scissors determination.
  7. Out of bounds is when a ball while crossing the net hits the ceiling, back wall of opponent’s side or two walls consecutively on service, volley or block.
  8. Ceiling and back wall on own side is in bounds if own player touches it.


  1. If sever catches the ball on service toss, the server can replay the serve.
  2. Service order must be kept prior to serving.

Game Play

  1. Touching the net is not allowed by players, unless the ball is driven into the net and the net hits the player.
  2. Blocker(s) can reach over the net to block, providing the other team has made its third contact of the ball.
  3. The opponent cannot block the set.
  4. If two opposing players touch the net simultaneously the point is replayed.
  5. A ball crossing below the net across the vertical plane can be played back by your side if it is not over (3) three hits.
  6. A ball on the vertical plane above the net is open to both sides.
  7. A double hit is only allowed on a block, or the return of a hard driven hit.
  8. If a ball is touched on a block, the team still has 3 hits and the blocker can make the any of these hits.
  9. Contacting two or more walls is allowed only by the team in possession of the ball on their own side, provided a player on that team touches the ball first. The ball must also be touched by another player before going over on multiple wall hit.
  10. Holding, pushing, scooping, lifting or carrying the ball is not allowed, it must be a clean hit.
  11. No climbing or using the walls or players assisting each other to gain height at the net.
  12. A ball can hit the back wall and over the net directly (when being played by your side), but if two walls are touched, another player must touch it before going over the net.
  13. An open hand dink (tipping) of the ball is illegal, it must be a clean hit, closed fist, knuckle, or soft spike.
  14. A ball can not contact below the waist.
  15. On a spike return, a double hit is allowed on the first player, if the player makes two attempts or the 2nd player double hits the ball, that would be a double hit and a fault.
  16. Blocking or attacking a serve is legal!

These rules were adapted from those found at Volleyball.org.