Sitting volleyball is played by men and women who typically have leg amputations on a court that is smaller and a net that is smaller than traditional volleyball courts. In addition, all players must have contact with the floor whenever they are on the defensive side of the ball.
Each match is a best-of-five sets. The first four sets go to 25 points while a fifth and deciding set goes to 15. In all sets, the margin of victory must be at least two points. Each team can have 12 players maximum.
The court is divided into two sides of five metres deep by six metres wide. The net height, lower than that of able-bodied or standing volleyball, is set at a height of 1.15 metres for men, and 1.05 metres for women.