History of Volleyball 🏐
In 1895, William G. Morgan, at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, decided to blend elements of basketball 🏀, baseball ⚾️, tennis 🎾, and handball 🤾♀️, to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball 🏐 (at the t8me called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head.
During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive game for the sport. On July 7, 1896, at Springfield College, the first game of "volleyball " was played.
* In 1900, a special ball was designed for the sport.
* In 1916, in the Philippines, an offensive style in the passing the ball in a high trajectory to be struck by another player (the set and spike) was introduced.
* In 1917, the game was changed from 21 to 15 points.
* In 1920, three hits per side and back row attack rules were instituted.
* In 1930, the first two-man beach game was played.
*In 1934, the the approval and recognition of national volleyball referees.
* In 1947, the Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball (FIVB) was founded.
* In 1948, the first two-man beach tournament was played.
* In 1949, the initial Worl Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
* In 1964, Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
* In 1974, the World Championships in Mexico were telecast in Japan.
* In 1987, the FIVB added a Beach Volleyball World Championship Series.
* In 1990, the World League was created.
* In 1995, the sport of Volleyball was 100 years old.
* In 1996, 2-person beach volleyball was added to the Olympics.