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Sports: Volleyball

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Background

Volleyball is a sport for kids and adults of varying skill levels. About 2.5 million people pay volleyball recreationally or competitively in Canada.

Volleyball is played by two teams of six, on a "court" with a high net in the middle. The goal is to hit a ball over the net, so your opponents cannot hit it back, to earn a point. Fifteen points wins a game, and matches are typically best-of-three or best-of-five. The game is played using three key skills: "Bump", "Set" and "Spike".

Beach volleyball is played with between two and six players per side on a sand court. Fewer the players requires a higher skill level and greater teamwork. 10 million people playing in competitive beach volleyball leagues each summer.

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Equipment

There is not much equipment required for volleyball: your basic athletic shorts, shirt, and a non-marking court shoe with good support and spring.

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Where


For the spectator, Oshawa-Durham offers a wide variety of competitive action. If you wish to get involved in league play, contact the local Parks and Recreation deparment which also has a summer beach volleyball program.

Games are also played in the summer evenings at various parks around town, and you can usually find a drop-in position if you just show up

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