194 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
An "in-wick" is a ball that curves in to the Jack; an "out-wick," one curving from the opposite direction— points made by oval balls.
An "end " is the completion of an inning on each side, and the playing of so many "ends"—mutually agreed upon—constitutes the completion of a game.
Volley-ball is a combination of tennis and hand-ball. Any number of persons may play. It consists in keeping the ball in motion over a high net, from one side to the other.
Play is begun by a player on one side serving the ball over the net into the opponent's court. It must be batted with the open palm. The opponents, without allowing the ball to strike the ground, return it, and it is kept going back and forth until one side fails to return it or it strikes out of bounds. If the serving side fails to return the ball in the opponents' court, it counts as an out. If the receiving side fails to return the ball in the opponents' court, the serving side scores a point. The game consists of twenty-one points.
The court is fifty feet long by twenty-five wide, divided by a net. The net is two feet wide and twenty-seven feet long, so as to be a foot outside the lines on either side. It is suspended on uprights, and the top of the net should be seven feet six inches from the ground.
The boundary line should be plainly marked, so as to be visible from all parts of the court.
The ball is made of rubber bladder, covered with leather, twenty-five to twenty-seven inches in circumference, weighing ten to twelve ounces.