The first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.
Volleyball was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964.
Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.
Volleyball took some of its characteristics from tennis, handball, and baseball.
The first two-man beach game was played in 1930.
Volleyball was called mintonette at first but it was later changed to volleyball.
The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900.
Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.
The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes.