Volleyball is a game that has a court similar to tennis, i.e., the court is divided into two equal halves by a net. Unlike tennis, however, the net is tied at a slightly higher level. Two teams consisting of 6 members in each play this game. Each team is positioned on one side of the net. The object is to hit the ball without holding or catching, and send it across to the other side without letting it ground in your court. Points are won by grounding the ball on the opponent’s court. It is quite a popular game though not as popular as basketball. The ball is made from leather and is quite large. This game can be played easily on grass courts, or even sand courts. In fact many play beach volleyball on the sand.

a. It is a popular team sports; b. It offers a good way of exercising and having fun; c. It requires just a couple of posts, a net, and a ball to begin playing this game.

a. The players need to have quick reflexes as they are not allowed to hold on to, or catch the ball.



Used to play volleyball

I used to play volleyball myself in school. It was a lot of fun, and it was easy for me to play. I liked having great team mates that assisted. My favorite thing to do was spike the ball! Bump, set, spike. I can still remember practicing that like it was just yesterday.
Posted by angie828 on 11-30-2017

Never enjoyed playing it but....

I have to admit, I hate playing volleyball. I once got hit in the face and had to hide from shame. Haha. Also, I've never played handball nor ever watched a game of handball in the past. I do watch college volleyball games and I find them to be very entertaining. So because of my unfamiliarity with handball and the entertainment factor of volleyball when it comes to watching makes me choose volleyball.
Posted by limberg on 11-29-2017


I have played both quite a few times during my school days but my preferred choice from these two would have to be volleyball.

I always had so much fun playing it. It is an amazing team sport and it feels so good when you can win together.

Handball is fine as well but it is much more aggressive sport and you can get injured faster.

Posted by Mehano on 12-09-2017
Jonathan Solomon


Well, neither are really my main interest in sports. But I've never played handball, to be honest. Growing up, I did play volleyball during spring break. It's a fun game especially when you have the right friends on your team! I love getting a continuous game back and forth of return serves. Handball, in my opinion, seems kind of boring if you ask me.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 12-01-2017


I honestly doesn't know alot about handball because I never played it. I am going to choose volleyball because I know alot about these games and I like them.
Posted by kgord on 11-30-2017

Volleyball For Me

I think that volleyball, in this versus, is a more fun sport to play and a more fun sport to watch others play. I remember playing volleyball in high school and enjoying it very much. Plus, and I am sorry if this is a bit sexist, I really like watching competitive and beautiful women battling with each other back and forth across the net. I do remember having pretty sore wrists from volleyball, but i can't really think of any other drawback to the sport. Personally, I like Dodge Ball better than both of these.
Posted by JoeMilford on 11-30-2017

Volley for me please

Rather watch how to play volleyball, than handball. Honestly, that one looks really aggressive and violent. Volley has a lot of technique, and requires flexibility, speed, strength, and team work. But handball looks like a bunch of people, hitting themselves, fighting for grabbing a ball. So, for sure not my favorite sport.
Posted by ballyhara on 11-29-2017


Volleyball besides being more dynamic is more interesting because it's more challenging. I think the techniques that are planned to make the match look really good are very nice... Especially when teams are good and know each other (because the challenge gets even bigger and more fun).
Posted by wiseagent on 11-29-2017

Jump and spike!

I play more volleyball than handball and I find volleyball more intense than handball. I first see volleyball in television were some famous schools in our country compete to be number one. Second time around, I see it while I search for an anime. Everything on it can be done in real life and because of that, I get motivation to them. So now, I always do my best in training so I can play well in tournaments.
Posted by blank629 on 12-09-2017



Handball is a game that to a certain extent resembles football, but here the player uses his or her hands instead of feet to play, and the total number of players in the team is seven one of whom is the goal keeper. The court is also a 40 meter court, divided into two halves. There are goal posts on either side. There is a six meter line on either side besides the goal posts, beyond which the player should not enter while scoring the goal. The player can, however, use the ball jump and send the ball inside the net area to score a goal, which the goal keeper of the opposite team would try to block. The game lasts 70 minutes. The goal posts and net are on either ends of the field.

a. It is a simple game, with a lot of physical activity involved to exercise the muscles. b. The game is a team game, so the team needs to develop strategies and coordinate passes.

a. Like football, there is slight aggression involved in this game as well.




It would have to be Handball. It's a lot easier than playing Volleyball and I didn't enjoy playing Volleyball much when we had to do it for physical education in school. Handball was a lot more fun and I think most people preferred it as well in my school
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-29-2017

looks more fun

I have never played this but I have played volleyball and I would say that it was kind of boring. Based on what little I've heard and what I've read from the description this seems to be a bit more interesting to me, which makes me wonder why it is not the more popular sport.
Posted by Wubwub on 03-16-2018


As a New Yorker who grew up in New York City - watching guys and gals play handball in the Summer and those old school handball tournaments, I'd have to pick handball. It's a more urban recreational sport, whereas volleyball is more suburban.
Posted by NickJ on 12-11-2017


Volleyball is still way better. That sport is one of the most famous ones in UAAP competition here in the Philippines. You can even go to College for free if you are part of the volleyball team representing your University for the winning cup. It's a serious sport for a serious game.
Posted by tiffiecute on 11-30-2017
When I was a kid, I used to play football (soccer). The big boys would always make me a goalkeeper but I always wanted to play forward. Then one day while keeping the goal post, the ball hit me and hurt my eyes. After that, I stopped playing football. I began to sit at home and read books. I never played volleyball or handball. However, during the sports week in school and college, I enjoyed my friends playing volleyball and handball.
Posted by vinaya on 11-30-2017
When I was still a student in secondary school, I was forced to learn to play volleyball. I must admit that it hurts my wrist so much that I wanted to smash the ball! I hated volleyball, never try handball before because it is not in my school activity list.
Posted by peachpurple on 11-30-2017
Volleyball looks a little bit more interesting to me. I don't really follow any of these two sports but of the two, I think I would choose to watch volleyball a bit more than handball. However, that may just be due to the fact that I'm more familiar with volleyball so I couldn't really say that either one is objectively more interesting than the other. I have also played some volleyball in some of my PE classes and I liked it though so it appeals to me a bit more.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-01-2017
It's a bit difficult for me to make a definite decision here, because both are games that I grew up playing and loved very much, more so than most other sports. Throughout junior high school, I played handball absolutely every day when we went out for recess after lunch. Then when I moved on to high school, I stopped playing as much handball because I began to play volleyball for my school's team. I guess if I absolutely had to choose, I'd probably go with volleyball, simply because I think that constantly smacking the ball with my hand in handball caused a bit of nerve damage.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-01-2017
I love more of volleyball, it what I have been playing since my high school days and I has always seen it as a fun game .Though I play handball too it not as exciting as volleyball and volleyball is more popular than handball.
Posted by lovely on 12-01-2017
I had been a member of our class’s volleyball team during high school. And although I was not a really good player, I can brag that I had played several games and I terribly enjoyed it. Women’s volleyball is getting very popular here such that there are 2 professional leagues aside from the collegiate tournaments. With handball, I haven’t seen it played het.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-04-2017
I have been playing both games and my favourite is volleyball. It is more popular and fun. I go to the beach quite often and I really enjoy playing beach volley. When I was still at school I participated in various volleyball competitions and we won on several occasions.
Posted by Pixie on 01-01-2018
I don't know about handball so I will choose volleyball. Since they should use their hands to play this game I guess it is great to watch this kind of sport. Lot of people love playing volleyball because there is ball where you hit it to go on the other side. It's fun also by just watching it.
Posted by mar06 on 01-18-2018
Both sports are very interesting. But I particularly like Volleyball more. I think this sport is more famous and I appreciate it simply appeals to me more.
Posted by hermessantos on 02-15-2018
Volleyball makes the body work as a whole, enhances functional physical, cardiorespiratory and strengthening abilities, which is extremely beneficial to health. Sport helps in everyday activities, improving motor coordination, flexibility, strength and aerobic and anaerobic endurance.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-01-2018
Practicing a physical activity, regardless of what, is already a great achievement for those who want to have a more balanced routine. After all, there are countless benefits of sports for health.

The good news is that there are certain modalities that are getting more and more the public. This is the case of handball, which has become one of the main darlings in Brazil, along with soccer and volleyball.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-16-2018