Beach Volleyball is a sport played by two teams of
two players each on a sand court divided by a net.
The ball is played by hitting it with any part of
The objective of the game is for each team to send
the ball over the net to ground it on the opponent's
court, and to prevent the ball from being grounded
on its own court. The ball is put into play by the
The player serves by hitting the ball, with one hand
or arm, over the net to the opponent's court. A team
is entitled to hit the ball three times to return it
to the opponent's court. A player is not allowed to
hit the ball twice consecutively (except at blocking
and at the first contact). The rally continues until
the ball touches the ground, goes "out", or a team
fails to return it properly.
Regardless which team is serving, the teams that
wins a rally scores a point gaining also the right
to serve. This is called “Rally Point System”. The
serving player must be alternated every time a team
regains the right to serve.
Matches are played in the “best two of three set”
format. The first team to win two sets wins the
match. The first two sets are played to 21 points, and the
3rd set if needed is played to 15 points. For all
sets a 2 point advantage is required, with no cap.