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Sitting Volleyball

Sitting volleyball has grown to be one of the more popular Paralympic sports due to the fast and exciting action.

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An Overview of Sitting Volleyball

At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.

A brief overview of the game includes:

  • Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 metre court
  • The game is played with a 0.8 meter-wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
  • There are six players on each side
  • When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one "buttock" or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.


Playing sitting volleyball has many benefits including keeping fit and meeting new people.


Sitting Volleyball has been a recognised Paralympic sport since 1980.

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Spring into Action

Spring into Action

Chelmsford Spring into Action takes place between March and July 2020 and there are loads of free activities for you to try.

Sports clubs, charities and community organisations are holding a range of open days, come and try sessions and challenges to encourage everyone in Chelmsford to be more active.

Across the Chelmsford area, including surrounding local villages, you’ll be able to find an activity close to you. Just check out our website or facebook page.