WHAT IS ROUNDNET?

 

Roundnet is best described as a fusion between volleyball and squash. It's a 360° game played in two teams of two, with a circular net. The concept is very similar to beach volleyball, with each team having up to three touches of the ball before hitting it onto the net (instead of over the net like in volleyball). The rally continues until a team cannot return the ball or a fault occurs.


Breakdown of the game:

  1. The 4 players position themselves in a cross around net, with their partner by their side
  2. One player (team A) will serve across the net to the opposing player (team B). (See serving rules)
  3. Team B now have up to three touches to get the ball back on the net. They can move anywhere around the net after the serve
  4. If team B succesfully hit the ball on to the net, it's now over to team A to have up to three touches to get the ball back on the net
  5. The rally continues until a team cannot return the ball, or a fault happens

A few key things:

  • There are no boundaries and it's a 360 degree game
  • The ball can never hit the rim. The point goes to the other team if it does.
  • You have to be 6ft away from the net to serve

// See full official rules

Cheers to our friends over in Australia for this great explainer video: