Non-Volley Zone (Kitchen)

Non-Volley Zone (NVZ/Kitchen)—Court area that extends 7 feet from each side of the net.

  • Volleying is prohibited within the NVZ.
  • You may enter the NVZ any time EXCEPT when hitting a volley.
  • It is a fault if, when hitting a volley, you step onto the NVZ (line included) and/or when your momentum causes you to touch the NVZ. “You” includes anything you are wearing/carrying, as well.
  • It is a fault if, after hitting a volley, momentum carries you or anything you’re wearing/carrying onto the NVZ (line included). It is a fault even if the volleyed ball is declared dead before this happens.