A players equipment consists of a playing top that meets the specified uniform regulations.Players of the same team are permitted to wear shorts that are of different styles and colours.Players may play wearing jumpers and track pants provided their team uniform is displayed to the Referee prior to the match.Players must play barefoot except when authorised by the Referee.
The Referee may authorise one or more players; (a) to play with socks and/or shoes, (b) to change wet uniforms between halves provided the new ones also follow uniform regulations.
It is forbidden to wear any object that may cause an injury to a player, such as jewellery, pins, bracelets, casts etc.Players may wear glasses at their own risk. .....
Players must know the Official Beach Volleyball Rules and abide by them.Players must accept the Referees decisions with respect, without disputing them. In the case of doubt, clarification may be requested by the team captain.Players must behave respectfully and courteously in the spirit of fair play, not only towards the Referee, but also towards other officials, the opponent, teammates and spectators.Players must refrain from actions or attitudes aimed at influencing the decisions of the Referee or covering up faults committed by their team.Players must refrain from actions aimed at delaying the match.Communication between team members during the match is permitted.
Prior to the match, the team captain will represent their team at the toss.During the match, only the team captain is authorised to speak to the Referee while the ball is out of play: to ask for an explanation of the application or interpretation of the rules, to ask authorisation: to change uniforms or equipment, to verify the serving player, to check the net, the ball etc, to realign court lines out of alignment, to request time outs.The team captain is responsible for the conduct of all team players.At the conclusion of the match, the team captain will sign the scoresheet. .....
A match is won by the team that has amassed the most points at the completion of the match duration. In the case of both teams having scored the same number of points a draw will be declared.In the case of a draw in finals matches a tiebreaker will be played.
TO WIN A POINT
Whenever a team serves and wins the rally, a point is scored.In a .....
The Referee conducts a toss in the presence of the two team captains.
The winner of the toss chooses; (a) either the right to serve or receive the serve, or (b) a side of the court. The loser takes the remaining alternative.The team that serves first in the first half shall receive first in the second half.In the case of a Tiebreaker, another toss shall be conducted. .....
The ball is in play from the service contact until the ball
is out of play.
BALL OUT OF PLAY
The ball is out of play from the moment the ball lands or a fault
is committed. The rally ends when a referee halts play or the ball
is out of play.
BALL IN (OR IN BOUNDS)
A ball is in when its first contact with the ground is on the
playing court or a boundary line.
BALL OUT (OR OUT OF BOUNDS)
The ball is out when:
Its first contact with the ground is completely outside
the playing court, and it does not cause boundary lines to move;
It completely crosses the net outside the posts or under the net
after the attacking teams third contact; or
It touches an object out of play. .....
A ball directed to the opponent .....
The service (or serve) is the act of putting the ball into play by the
serving player in the service zone.
If the serving team wins the rally or a replay is directed, the player
who served the previous rally serves again. If the serving team loses
the rally, the next server on the receiving team serves the ball.
If a player is discovered serving out of order, that player continues
to serve with no loss of points. The opposing team remains in their
service order, but the offending team will reverse their original
order of service to ensure that no player will serve three consecutive
terms of service. Excessive misuse of this privilege is unsportsmanlike
AUTHORIZATION OF SERVICE
It is the responsibility of the server to assure that both teams are
ready for service. A player on the receiving team may stop play when not
ready for a service as long as no attempt to play the ball is made.
In this case, the rally is canceled and replayed. Misuse of this privilege
is unsportsmanlike conduct.
EXECUTION OF SERVICE
The server may move freely behind the end line. At the moment of the
service or take off for service, the server must not touch the ground
outside the service zone. The players foot may not go under a boundary
line. After the service contact, the player may land on the court or
outside the service zone.
The server contacts the ball with one hand or any part of the arm after
clearly tossing or releasing the ball and before the ball touches the
If the server releases the ball for service but does not attempt to
complete the service motion, the referee will cancel the rally and direct
a replay. A player may only receive one such replay during any one term
The servers teammates must not prevent the opponents, through screening,
from seeing the server or the path of the ball. On an opponent .....
All actions to direct the ball towards the opponents playing area,
except in the act of serving and blocking, are considered to be
attack hits. An attack hit is completed the moment the ball
completely crosses the vertical plane of the net or is touched by a
blocker. A player may contact an attack hit at any height,
provided that contact with the ball is made within the players
own playing space.
(6 back row or R male) If a player contacts the ball completely above
the height of the net, and the players foot
is touching or has last touched the ground on
or in front of the attack line, the attack hit
must have an upward trajectory.
ATTACK HIT FAULTS
It is a fault when a player completes an attack hit on the opponent .....
Blocking is the action of player(s) close to the net to deflect the ball
coming from the opponent by reaching above the height of the net.
HITS BY THE BLOCKER
The first hit after the block may be executed by any player,including
the player who touched the ball at the block.
BLOCK WITHIN THE OPPONENTS SPACE
In blocking, the player may place his/her hands and arms beyond the net
provided that action does not interfere with the opponents play.
The player is not permitted to touch the ball beyond the net until
the opponent has made an attack hit.
A blocking contact is not counted as a team hit. The blocking team
will have three hits after a blocking contact. Consecutive, quick and
continuous contacts may occur by one or more blockers, provided that
these contacts are made during one blocking action.
(2,3,4) There are no restrictions on which players may participate in a block.
(6) Back row players may not participate in a block.
(R) Male players may not participate in a block.
When a ball is blocked back into an attacking player, the attacker is not
considered to be a blocker. Therefore, that contact counts as the first
of the teams three hits. .....