TEAM SPORT INVENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1895

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On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, YMCA physical education
director, William G. Morgan created a new game called Mintonette, which
would later be called volleyball. It was played preferably indoors by any
number of players. The game took some of its characteristics from tennis,
handball, and another indoor sport that was catching on at the same time,
called basketball.

The first official ball used in volleyball is disputed, some sources say that
Spalding created the first official ball in 1896, while others claim it was in
1900.

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William G. Morgan

 

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