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.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you’re able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It’s the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability. Volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

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