Indoor Volleyball Rules



Players: There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team. All players must be listed on the roster and sign the Beehive Sport & Social Club waiver to play. All players must be at least 21 years old at the start of the season.  Players may only play for one team.


The game will be played between 2 teams of 6 players each, 4 males and (at least) 1 female.  A team must have at least 4 players (and at least 2 woman) present at game time to avoid a forfeit. If the minimum number of players do not show up within 10 minutes of the scheduled game time, a forfeit will be called.


You may play with more than 1 female, but you must always have 1 female on the court to avoid forfeit.




Court dimensions will be 52 feet by 26 feet with a 7 foot high net.

Back and side lines will be clearly marked.

Antennae on the net will determine the area through which the ball must pass in order to be legally returned.


Game Play


The teams will play a best of 3 series of sets in order to determine the winner of the match


Each of the first two sets is played to 21 points, a team must win by 2 points. If a third set is needed it will be played to 15.


Points are scored in rally fashion (aka a point is scored after each and every serve).


The team who won the previous point gains the right to serve.


A player continues to serve provided they win the point, if their team loses the point, a new player must serve the next time that team regains serve. All players on the court must rotate through service equally.


During a rally, a team must advance the ball over the net with a maximum of 3 hits.


Cupping or holding the ball is not permitted.


Substitutions will be allowed after each point.


A player may never touch the net, if they do, they lose the point. If both team touch the net, the team that touched it first will lose the point.


A player is allowed to reach one half of their hand over the plane of the net. Anything more than that will result in a 1 point penalty.


No serves are allowed to be blocked/spiked.


Balls: Game balls will be standard 9 ounce volleyballs. The balls will be provided by Beehive Sport & Social Club.


Officials: Beehive Sport & Social Club will provide an official for each match. The Beehive Sport & Social Club official has final say over all decisions.


Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Any participant that does not conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner will be removed from the game.