Evolution of the Indoor Volleyball Ball: Construction of The Volleyball. Spalding Sports Company is stated to be the original designer of the first official volleyball ball. It was made of genuine leather with a circumference of 65 cm. The average weight of the ball is 270 grams. The air pressure within the bladder is 0.325 kg/square-centimeters.
For a sport that has been around for over a century, the origin of volleyball traces its roots to a rather humble beginning. History has it that William G Morgan - who invented the game of volleyball in 1895 - came up with the idea so that people who found basketball’s ‘bumping’ or ‘jolting’ too strenuous could have an alternative physical activity to fall back on.
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History of Volleyball Balls. William G. Morgan of Massachusetts created volleyball in 1895, combining elements of basketball, baseball, handball and tennis into one sport. None of the existing balls at the time were suitable for keeping aloft over a high net.
One of the big milestones on the rules timeline is the introduction of a specifically for volleyball designed ball in 1900. In 1912 the amount of players in a team was set at six, which is the same as today. Also the rotation before serve was introduced. 1915 the number of players in a team varies between 2 to 6.
History of the volleyball ball. The volleyball ball itself was needed when the game was created by William G. Morgan in 1895. His design of the game was to use a net and a ball. At the time, there were some volleyball balls to pick from, but they weren’t exactly right for the high-performance game.
SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE: The OPTX uses a new visual design with the same construction as the original AVP game ball, so players can expect the same signature performance BUILT FOR THE BEACH: The OPTX was designed specifically for the beach game and its players, reimaging what a beach volleyball should look like