In its early days, the great sport of volleyball was originally called “mintonette.” How did it become “volleyball”? Players used to raise tennis nets to 6 feet, 6 inches above the floor. While watching this game in progress, one spectator commented that the new sport should be called “volleyball” instead, since the players were volleying the ball back and forth over the net. The name stuck, and the sport just turned 120 years old in 2015.

North Texas Jellystone Park™’s sand Volleyball Court is across the street from the Activity Shack. You can check out a ball during operating hours or bring your own! The volleyball court is available all the time and included in your activity wristband. Gather up the family and strike up a game or challenge another family to a contest for bragging rights. If you’re really feeling motivated, take a stab at beating the record for the longest recorded volleyball game, which lasted 75 hours and 30 minutes!