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A piece of ground is marked out 50 feet by 30 feet. The size of the ground may be varied according to the number of players; these dimensions are for teams of 12 aside.

The back and side lines are marked and a rope is strung across the middle about 4 ft. 6 ins. or 5 feet from the ground, dividing the playing area into two courts. Each side occupies a court. A large rubber ball or football is used.

A player of one team stands behind his team's back line and bats (not throws) the ball with his hand or hands either over the rope or to another player on his side.

The ball is then volleyed from player to player, with the object of getting it over the rope so that it will hit the ground in the other side's court.

Only the serving side scores. When the serving side wins a rally it counts one point; when it loses the other side gets the service.

When a team has scored 10 points the sides change courts. The team scoring 20 points first wins the game. A referee is essential.

Rules: -

  1. The ball may be batted either with one hand or both, but must not be bounced, thrown, caught or kicked. If the serving side faults in this way they lose the service and the defaulting player retires from the game until a point has been scored by either side. If the other side faults in this way the defaulting player retires until a point has been scored and the serving side retakes the service.
  2. A player may bat the ball three times in succession but not oftener. If a player on the serving side bats the ball more than three times they lose the service; if one of the other side does so they lose a point.
  3. The server is allowed a second service if his first fails. Two successive failures forfeits the service to the other side.
  4. As soon as the ball touches the ground that rally is over. If the ball hits the ground in the serving court the service is forfeited; if in the other court a point is won by the serving side.
  5. If the serving side knocks the ball out of the court the service is forfeited; if the other side does so the serving side scores a point.
  6. Each time the serving side scores a point they have the next service.






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