In the winter of 1895, a massage director YMCA created a game that he could play with people from anywhere and called him "Mintonette." The game was a cross between handball and tennis. Mintonette was designed to be less active or less harsh sports for older YMCA members than tougher and more sporty sports than basketball or football.
Mintonette's original rules are 6 feet and 6 inches, court 25 x 50 feet, each player and one ball. The total Mintonette match consisted of 9 innings, each team had 3 balls serving each team. There is no restriction on how many times each team can reach the ball before sending the net to the other side of the team. If a server could not hit the ball correctly on the net, they would still have a try. Then the ladies who played Mintonette could defend their fine fingers and then back into the game instead of throwing the ball into their hands.
In 1896, in a Mintonette show, an observer named Alfred Halstead noted that players were "ballooning" the ball back and forth, and since then the game is called "Volleyball." Originally, the game was "volleyball" with two separate words, but "volleyball" was a bit of a word. The game quickly spread across the US through YMCA's branches in dozens of other states and cities in the United States. In 1900, a new ball was customized and used specifically for volleyball
In the early 1900's, spike and kit games were introduced to the game. Later, a new rule was stipulated that each team should only touch the ball up to 3 times before stole the ball on the net. By 1919, the AEF or US Expedition Forces sent more than 16,000 volleyball to teams and allies around the world, serving volleyball popularity and global knowledge, not just in the US.
The earliest non-American volleyball volleyball was Canada, which popularized the game in the country in 1900. Many countries have accepted the game and are now popular in China, Japan, Brazil, Russia and across Europe. The game is very popular in Japan as it is popular with team sports in high schools. In the spring of 2005, he produced and broadcast a volley-based television drama in Japan, one of the most popular Japanese performers called Ueto Aya. Volleyball is still a popular sport to play and watch TV on Japan.
In 1947 an international volleyball association was established and the first volleyball world championship was held in 1949. In 1964, volleyball was held at the Olympics.
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