• A legal serve in Stay In Play Recreation, LLC play is one that crosses the net and is either touched by
an opposing player or lands within the opposing team’s area of the court within the boundary lines.
• A serve that makes contact with the net and carries over to the opponent’s side of the net is a live
serve and must be returned.
The server may not step on or over the end line until the ball has been contacted. The width of the
service area is from sideline to sideline.
There is no male/female hitting rules. There can be no more than 4 males on the court at any time.
A defensive block does not count as one of the allowable contacts. A player may reach over the net to
block a ball if any portion of the ball breaks the plane of the net or after the offense has come in
contact with the ball on the third attempt.
• The serve cannot be blocked or spiked.
• Players rotate “clockwise” through each positions.. The order of rotation is set at the beginning of the
game and maintained throughout the game (excepting substitutions). You rotate after you win a point
off of the opposing team’s serve.
• Players can return the serve by: Bump pass, Clasping their hands together, a closed fist, or a set (AS
LONG AS THE BALL IS NOT CAUGHT OR CARRIED)
• No part of the body may touch the net at anytime unless a ball or person driven into the net causes the
contact. Player contact with the net in a manner not directly relating to or affecting the course of play
is not a violation. Contact with hair or part of the uniform will not be considered a fault.
• Contact of the ball when spiking is legal only if a portion of the ball is in contact with the plane of the
net or on the spiker’s side of the net. Spikers may follow through over the net after legal contact.
• The ball must be cleanly hit when spiking with an open hand. Guiding or carrying is illegal.
• A carry is any use of an open hand(s) while making contact with the ball that is not in a firm manner.
• Out of bounds is the area outside the designated beach court line.
• A player may touch but not completely cross over the centerline with his/her foot.
• The ball can contact any number of body parts down to, and including the foot.