7 Fascinating Lesser-Known Facts About Volleyball

Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director.

The game is played by two teams of six players, with the goal of hitting a ball over a net and onto the opponent's side of the court.

Volleyball has been an Olympic sport since 1964 for men and 1968 for women

In beach volleyball, which is played on sand, teams consist of only two players.

The first official beach volleyball tournament was held in 1948 in California, USA.

Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 900 million people playing it regularly.

Volleyball was originally called "mignonette" by its inventor, William G. Morgan, who based the game on badminton and tennis.

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