Volleyball Court Dimensions

Volleyball Court Dimensions

The volleyball court is a rather familiar and unmistakable playing field in the world of sports, and like every court, pitch, or field used to play sports, it has specific measurements and dimensions that regulate how much space can be used by which parts or players on the court. Below, we take a look at the dimensions of a volleyball court across all forms of the sport, from traditional, indoor volleyball to beach and outdoor volleyball.

Court Dimensions

These are the dimensions of a standard indoor volleyball court:

  • 9 meters (30 feet) wide
  • 18 meters (60 feet) long
  • Minimum 3-meter (10-foot) wide free zone on all sides
  • 7-meter (23-foot) high free zone above playing surface

Volleyball Court Size

The dimensions of a volleyball court will vary based on level (youth, college, professional) or the kind of playing surface (indoor, beach, grass).

FIVB Volleyball Court Dimensions

In FIVB, World, and Olympic competition a regulation volleyball court is 30 feet (9 meters) wide and 60 feet (18 meters) long. The free zone (play area outside the boundary lines) extends 16.4 feet (5 meters) from the sidelines and 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) from the end lines. The free zone also extends 41 feet (12.5 meters) in height upward from the playing surface.

Volleyball Court Lines

Volleyball Court

There are several lines that outline and divide a volleyball court. The sidelines are 60 feet (18 meters) long, and the end lines are 30 feet (9 meters) long.

The centerline divides the court into two equal 30 foot (9-meter) squares. The attack line is 10 feet (3.05 meters) away from the centerline and 30 feet (9 meters) wide. The service line is 30 feet (9 meters) long. All lines are 2 inches (5 centimeters) wide).

Volleyball Net Dimensions

Volleyball Net and Antennae

The net hangs directly above the centerline and is 31-33 feet (9.5-10 meters) long and one meter (three feet) wide. The height of the net varies based on where the game is and who is playing. The height of a men’s volleyball net is seven feet, 11 inches (2.43 meters), which measures the distance from the floor to the top of the center of the net.

The height of a women's volleyball net is seven feet, four inches (2.24 meters). For outdoor and beach volleyball (both men’s and women’s), the net is seven feet, four inches(2.24 meters).


What are the measurements of a standard volleyball court?

A standard indoor volleyball court is nine meters (30 feet) wide, 18 meters (60 feet) long, and has a minimum three-meter (10-foot) wide free zone on all sides of the playing area. There is a standard seven-meter (23-foot) high free zone above the playing surface, and the top of the net ranges around seven feet in height from the surface of the court.

Are all volleyball courts the same size?

All official indoor volleyball courts are the same size. However, the size of the free zone varies based on the level of competition. Additionally, many casual games are played on courts of various sizes and surfaces. Beach volleyball, a similar sport with slightly different rules, is played on a smaller court.