Chair/Wheelchair Volleyball

Chair Volleyball originates from the USA

Chair Volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to be active. Because players are required to remain seated, chair volleyball allows those with physical limitations to participate on a level playing field with those who may be more active. Regular participation in this activity can increase flexibility and stamina.   More fun than you can possibly stand – while seated!  Chair volleyball is great for upper body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances your muscle tone, reflexes, hand-to-eye coordination, and endurance. The game can be  played with a beach ball or volley ball and a five foot high net. It is an Inclusive sport for the young and older generation alike.

Chair Volleyball is the game, which has all the rules of competitive volleyball except that it’s played on a smaller scale. Rules are similar to regular volleyball except “cheeks on the chair.  Teams consist of 6 players

Sitting Volleyball (Seated from the Floor)

Sitting Volleyball has grown to be one of the more popular Paralympic sports due to the fast and exciting action. At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.
A brief overview of the game includes:

  • Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 metre court
  • The game is played with a 0.8 meter-wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
  • There are six players on each side
  • When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one “buttock” or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.

It  is played in a best-of-five set format, and the first to reach 25 points (with at least a two-point lead) wins the set. and women to play sitting volleyball across England.

Playing sitting volleyball has many benefits including keeping fit and meeting new people. Whatever your level or ability the game provides varying degrees of competition from social/recreational games to more competitive opportunities. Anyone interested in taking up the sport will find it both rewarding and enjoyable.

Two medal events (men and women featuring eight teams each, total of 192 athletes) were contested at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. World ParaVolley is the global governing body of sitting volleyball.