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What Is the Height of an Official Volleyball Net?

Adult Indoor Net Heights

    The rules state that the standard net height for official matches must be 7 feet, 11 5/8 inches for men and 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches for women. This varies slightly depending on the age group. Nets are lowered to 7 feet, 6 inches for men age 70 and older and 7 feet, 9 5/8 inches for men between the ages of 55 and 70. For women age 45 and older, the net is lowered to 7 feet, 2/18 inches. The same net height used in men's matches is used for coed volleyball competitions.

Youth Indoor Net Heights

    Net heights for youth indoor matches vary depending on gender and age group. For boys ages 12 and under, the net is set to 7 feet and a net height of 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches is used for boys ages 13 and 14. For older boys, ages 15 to 18, the net is set to 7 feet, 11 5/8 inches. Girls 10 and under have the net set to 6 feet, 6 inches while girls ages 11 to 12 play with a 7-foot net. The same net height used in women's competition -- 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches -- is used for older girls ages 13 to 18.

Beach Volleyball Net Heights

    For official adult beach volleyball matches, the rules require the net set to the same height as indoor matches -- 7 feet, 11 5/8 inches for men and coed matches, and 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches for women. For boys and girls age 12 and younger, the net is lowered to 7 feet. The net is set to 7 feet, 4 inches for girls between the ages of 12 and 18, and boys between the ages of 12 and 14. Older boys, ages 16 and older, play with an 8-foot net.

Sitting Volleyball Net Heights

    Also called ParaVolley, VolleySLIDE and Paralympic Volleyball, indoor and beach sitting volleyball are designed for disabled athletes. In accordance with World ParaVolley rules, the net must be set to 1.15 meters or about 3 feet, 9 inches for men. For women, the net is slightly lower -- 1.05 meters or about 3 feet, 5 inches.

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