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volleyball ImageA ball. Volleyballs are about 26 inches around and weigh a bit more than half a pound.

A net. The net is stretched across the middle of the court and adjusts to different heights — 7 1/2 feet for girls and 8 feet for guys.

Elbow and knee pads. When you're playing volleyball, you're probably going to hit the ground a few times. Protect yourself with pads.

Volleyball shoes. The bottoms of volleyball shoes are made of special rubber to keep you from slipping as you move around the court. Your shoes should also give you good ankle support and have lots of cushioning to protect your feet while you're jumping.

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