Net Racquetball Court Volleyball
Every time the ball is served, a point is scored by the winning team, except when the score for both teams is frozen. Both teams are frozen when the serving team achieves the freeze point. At the next side-out, one additional point will be awarded to the team that has won the serve. At this time, standard side-out volleyball scoring will apply, and either team can score points only when serving. The "freeze point" is three points less than the number of points needed to win a game. On a serve the ball must pass over the net without touching a member of the serving team, contact the net, or hit two or more walls. Each team is allowed up to three successive contacts of the ball in order to play the ball. A player may not make multiple contacts with the ball except when playing a hard driven spiked ball. For the purposes of this rule, multiple contacts can come from a ball hit directly at a player or from a ball that is spiked off the wall. A block does not count as one of the three allowed touches of the ball by a team. Any player on a 2 or 3 person team may block the ball before it breaks the vertical plane of the net, as it crosses the net or immediately after it has crossed the net. A block does not count as one of the three successive contacts allowed a team. To qualify as a block, the player must be at the net and have their hands above their head. For a full set of rules, see the United States Wallyball Association website.
Wallyball is a team sport similar to volleyball, played on a racquetball court. Rules are similar to those of volleyball, except that teams are able to make use of the surrounding walls in ball placement. Wallyball is a fast paced sport played indoors on a racquetball court with two teams of three players trying to reach a predetermined score. The game is played similar to volleyball with changes in rules geared around the court.
Originally known as ricochet ball, Wallyball was invented in 1979 by Joe Garcia in Calabasas, California. The name Wallyball comes from the words "wall," referring to the walls of the racquetball court the sport is played in, and "volleyball," referring to the ball used to play it.