In 1895 at a YMCA in Holyoke

In 1895 at a YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a man named William G. Morgan makes a game called mintonette. William took aspects of handball and tennis and combined them together making mintonette. He borrowed a tennis net and set the height to six foot six inches high. Then he took a handball and proceed to play the game. It is unclear when but sometime later the name changed from Mintonette to VolleyBall.
In 1900 Spalding created the first official volleyball although other say it was four years earlier in 1896. In 1936 there were different volleyball associations. One was AAU convention in Boston, action was taken to recognize the U.S. Volleyball Association as the official National Governing Body (NGB) in the U.S. Which was major events happening throughout. In 1964 volleyball became an official olympic sport. The United States won their first medals. The mens team won a gold medal while the womens team won a silver medal. In 1995, the game of volleyball officially was one hundred years old.


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