Volleyball began in the same place as Basketball - a YMCA gym in Massachusetts, USA.

In 1895, four years after James Naismith invented Basketball, his friend William G. Morgan came up with a game he called 'Mintonette' - designed as a more gentle alternative to Basketball for older members of the gym.

Mintonette grew into modern Volleyball, which is anything but gentle, as players leap and smash their way to success in one of the world's fastest sports.

Volleyball in your area

There are 4 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Volleyball England

Tel: 01509 227722


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Dates for your Diary - Womens European Championships - 6th September 

Mens European Championships - 20th September