During warm-ups, all players and balls stay on the required side of the net.
A loose ball going onto the other side of the net may find someone jumping and land on the ball.
When in 1895 William G Morgan set out to establish a less rough indoor game in comparison to basketball, volleyball then referred to as Mignonette was born.
The sheer essence was to create a more courteous game for the older YMCA players.
This issue has been continuously been addressed by raising the net height from 6 feet, 6 inches high in 1896 to use of a higher net in1957 to curb potential injury.
Etiquette requires thanking the team who prevented a possible injury.
The United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) was formed in 1928 and recognized as the rules-making, governing body in the United States.
From 1928 the USVBA—now known as USA Volleyball (USAV)—has conducted annual national men’s and senior men’s (age 35 and older) volleyball championships, except during 19.
International volleyball competition began in 1913 with the first Far East Games, in Manila.
During the early 1900s and continuing until after World War II, volleyball in Asia was played on a larger court, with a lower net, and nine players on a team.