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Volleyball Terms Explained

By The Real Buzz, 08/22/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Kong: A one-handed block, named after King Kong’s style of swatting planes in the original movie.

It’s always important to know the jargon of any sport, and volleyball is no exception. Make sure you learn the terms before stepping on the court or the sand.

Ace: A serve that lands in the opponent’s court, thus winning the point, without being touched by another player.

Attack line: A line 3 meters from the net which marks the limit for where a back-row player may advance to hit a ball from above the net.

Back-row player: Any player positioned at the back of the court between the attack line and the end line.