6.3 Crossing and external space

Sectors

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The crossing space is limited by the horizontal band at the top of the net, the antennae and their extension, and the hall ceiling. Outside the antennae and their extension is the external space.


Balls through the crossing space

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To be played according to the rules, the ball must cross the net completely within of the crossing space. Balls played according to the rules can touch the net band (green 1).

Balls that cross the vertical plane of the net completely outside of the antennae (3rd hit; red) and balls that touch the antennas (red 5) or an object outside the antennae (red 1, red 6) are out. Balls that cross the vertical plane of the net over the imaginary extension of one of the antennae (3rd hit, red 2, red 4) are also out.

Balls under the net (red 3) can be retrieved as long as they have not crossed the vertical plane of the net completely.





Balls through the external space

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Balls that cross the vertical plane of the net through one of the external sectors (green) can be played back by a team member, as long as the maximum number of hits within the team is not exceeded. The ball must be played back partially or completely through the external space. The ball may only be played back from the opponent's free zone.

Balls that touch an object outside the antennae or the antenna itself (red 1, red 5) may not be played back. They are "out" at the moment of contact with the object. Balls that do not pass completely through the crossing sector (green 2, green 4) can be played back by the same.

Balls under the net (green 3) can be retrieved as long as they have not crossed the vertical plane of the net completely.