While the intensity of the firm white ball viciously getting pounded from side to side is enough for fans to feel engaged and interested, there is a more important factor of volleyball that garners the most attention.
It's hard to ignore the vivacious beauty that gingerly flaunts itself around the court, or any area of treated sand.
The games may be enticing, the plays impressive, but all fans truly want to see are the poses and bodies of the women involved.
Women have become an aspect of sports that continues to be prioritized. Why fight it?
Here are the hottest volleyball pics ever taken on the playing field.
Whether she's stretching out her arms or doing a lucky pregame shake, this volleyball girl has got our full attention.
The hair is clearly distracting enough to force her opponents into some mistakes, but it's not distracting enough to take our eyes away from her odd pose.
Whatever makes her happy.
This may seem like defeat, but this player is just exhausted.
It's tough to look good for an entire match.
The pose is still unique.
While it may seem like this girl is cooling herself off with some much-needed water that is weirdly shooting out of her hand, they are just attracting attention considering the look of her partner.
They have succeeded and are ready to defeat their competition.
In reality, they have no competition.
These girls are clearly thrilled to be posing for the hungry camera.
Fans are more excited with the thought of watching them for a whole match.
While the three on the right seem to have mastered the posing part, the one on our left seems oddly out of place.
We'll give her a pass.
This is the sign of defeat.
While she may be sexier in her beleaguered state, volleyball is a game of persistence.
She'll learn from her mistakes.
While there's a chance that these two botched an attempted gameplan whisper, we'll take the cynical route and assume they were just bored.
This game was clearly starving for excitement and these two offered plenty to talk about at the office the following morning.
The hesitation of their hands says it all.
This is seemingly the mesmerizing stare that begins a passionate fling.
These two may be on the same volleyball team, but their chemistry goes far beyond the sand pit.
The colorful anklet on the one girl's left leg was surely a present from her teammate.
This may seem like an awkward tumble of one player over her teammate, but one other part of this is baffling.
The fact that her partner was already on the floor doesn't bode well for their defense.
They'll have to work on that in practice.
Society has suddenly stopped, all eyes on one thing.
Ironically, the name on her jersey has blurred, considering that's how fans see it.
It's not as if we can concentrate on anything like the name on her back.
While this seems like an inspiring shot of Kerri Walsh celebrating with her ecstatic teammates, there is more behind the scenes.
They may be close, but the player lifting Walsh is making her feel a bit uncomfortable.
Too close for comfort.
While she appears to be doing the Macarena, this girl is most likely measuring the distance between where her spike landed and where the out-of-bounds line is.
Although, our pragmatic assumption based off of her enthusiastic smile is that she is doing some kind of dance.
If her team is losing, perhaps a rain dance is in order.
After a pleasing shot, this player puts on a short dancing clinic.
Showing her fans how to respectfully brag and rub it in the face of opponents, she is more than willing to excite the crowd.
The DeSean Jackson of volleyball.
The Singapore team has a secret weapon that seemingly can't be contained.
Hui Yu Phang gingerly walks away from the camera as she is gawked at by fans and viewers alike.
It doesn't faze her.
The drive and determination that is displayed on this play is enlightening to say the least.
She may seem to be awaiting an opposing serve, but this player is just taking a breather for the camera.
Every move is planned, every pose perfected.
There are no coincidences.
It seems as if the team with the least amount of clothing has a dominant advantage over its opponents.
Whatever the reason is, we condone all the rules of these aesthetically-pleasing sport.
They love that ink on the lower back.
Call it a secret society.
These two sisters clearly aren't on the same page, as one is pointing out the camera to the other one. "The camera is over there Maria, we can't afford to miss a pose."
A rising volleyball star, Carolina Solberg Salgado is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
While she won a gold medal in the 2004 FIVB Under-18 World Championship and again in the Under-21 World Championship in 2005, it is her vicious spikes and remarkable accuracy that puts fear in her opponents.
Every team needs a true grit award winner, or someone who does the dirty work but garners little attention and isn't flashy.
The Green Bay Packers have John Kuhn, the Montreal Canadiens once had Georges Laraque and now one lucky team gets to watch this unheralded champion carry balls to and from the court.
She's great at what she does.
Of Chinese and Hawaiian decent, the girl with two first names has been turning heads since her debut in 2000.
At age 19, she made her first appearance at the Summer Olympics in Sydney and hasn't looked back since.
While she helped Team USA win a silver medal and was named Best Scorer in Beijing in 2008, it's her nude poses in FHM that got her the most acclaim.
Who is this photographer and why is he the man?
While those are the first questions that come to mind, it's also curious as to who this volleyball player is, as well as her take on spandex.
On second thought, we already know.
It's not clear what kind of creature is erupting here, but as we look down the line from left to right, it gets progressively weirder, and hotter.
We'll assume they are trying to accomplish the sexiest dominos set ever.
Don't think for one second that this pose wasn't precisely planned out.
Men are often attracted to women who play hard to get or avoid confrontation.
She has mastered the art.
At 6'0" tall, USA volleyball player Montana Curtis has almost certainly forgotten the tattoo she has on her lower back.
It's clearly been awhile since she checked out that area of her body.
On the other hand, it tells us plenty about her past.
A game after this performance seems somewhat superfluous, but we don't mind.
Perhaps this is the epic halftime show that eclipses any Super Bowl slip that has occurred after 30 minutes into the game.
All we need is a zoom button.
This may be the most iconic picture on this list.
They may be known as the greatest of all time, but their photo shoots are even more impressive.
They don't even bat an eye.
She was clearly trying to get the game to be played over her head, for the most exposure.
While it makes perfect sense from a promotion standpoint, a volleyball game is seemingly first priority.
They are taking it back to kindergarten with this formation.
Showing fans that these girls can form a single-file line is truly an accomplishment.
It's hard to concentrate when they are all surrounded by beautiful clones.
This one isn't going to end well.
As these sexy pregame or halftime entertainers continue to swing in a formed circle, while holding hands, several members are undoubtedly losing their barrings.
Until then, shake it ladies.
Just because they're not players doesn't mean they can't get hurt.
Stretching is a key aspect to any athletic endeavor and cheerleading is no different.
But hopefully they are players.
American volleyball star Gabrielle Reece may seem like a master of her craft in front of the camera, and she certainly has plenty of experience to defend that notion.
Having been on the cover of Playboy, Reece has perfected the art of posing.
The slight head turn, limp arm and firm hand convince fans that she is in control.
Again, we are forced to wonder how the cameraman found this opportunity.
While he's bereft of socks and sandals, freely embracing the warmth of his surroundings, he is filming magic.
Another impressive single-file line.
While it's possible that this pose is that of a wealthy princess playing for fun on her private beach next to her billion-dollar collection of yachts and sailing boats, we'll assume she's a professional.
She is definitely a master at attracting the camera.
This was most certainly a professional photographer.
While she has clearly grabbed the audience's attention, her wind calmly swaying in the breeze, this entertainer doesn't realize what is happening behind her.
There are several throngs of similar style doing identical dances.
They are all there simultaneously.
While the dance is quite pleasing, it is curious as to why she is wearing a quality watch.
We'll assume that she wanted to be prepared for a fan to walk onto the sand during her act and ask her for the time.
She'll have the last laugh.
German volleyballer Sara Goller not only represents Hertha BSC, but she knows how to attract attention in front of the net.
These volleyball women seem far from hesitant in initiating contact with her partner.
These unique poses and jerky movements continue to baffle fans, but that doesn't stop them from appreciating the magic.
These women have an effect on the game that can't be replicated anywhere else.
The zealous game-time emotions can't eclipse this phenomenon.
Product placement and subliminal messaging works best when the crowd can't focus on anything else.
All we can see is the stylish red-banded watch that she's sporting, ready to answer anyone's curiosities.
That's why they get paid the big bucks... or date the guys who make the big bucks.
The daughter of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Callie certainly has the moxy to succeed.
Taking pictures of herself in the mirror is clearly more difficult than spiking the volleyball over the net to win a game for the Florida Gators, where she was a 6'1" force.
It's time to take her talents to basketball.
There naturally must be a slide with the famous wife of MLB catcher Matt Treanor, as Misty May has won more tournaments than any other female, with 107 career wins.
She and partner Kerri Walsh have been referred to as "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time."
May-Treanor is a fierce competitor and an iconic champion.
This vicious block is exerted with sheer determination and fearlessness.
The pose, however, is no accident as she makes sure her form is perfect.
It's all part of the plan, see.
While she reeks of professional model, this girl doesn't seem to have the approval of those looking on in disbelief.
The multi-colored ball is most likely a perk for the most seductive volleyball women.
We agree with the selection.
While this may be Australian model and actress Nicky Whelan, she is currently embracing a volleyball and enlightening fans with her appreciation for the sport.
Someone get her a towel and a glass of water because she seems parched.
Impressing the camera is clearly tough.
If her modeling career doesn't pan out, we can most certainly assume she'll become a boxer.
The form is solid, the intensity prevalent.
The keys to success.
This may be a sexy display put on by the volleyball halftime volunteers, but by the look of their smiles, the sand is rather steamy.
While the girl on the bottom can clearly hold off for a few more dance moves, her companion seems awkwardly hesitant.
It's not actually a beach.
We are officially infatuated with Nicky Whelan, and her new-found love of the volleyball pose.
While she is best known for her role as Pepper Steiger in the Australian television series Neighbours, fans are beginning to see a different side of her.
Volleyball, Australian for sexy.
It seems time for the United States' volleyball promotions team to learn from other countries' methods.
This girl is far from mundane-looking with her vivacious and colorful attire.
Her mild smile suggests a comfort level gained from repetition.
While the girl in front keeps a familiar distance, the yellow-shirted player shows us where we can meet her.
The focus and determination is slightly enigmatic, but her beauty is understandable.
She's ready to be the best.
This pose may be sure to garner attention, the featured girl appears to be heavily burning on her side and hands.
She may need to yell "Cut!" and let the assistants load on the Aloe Vera and rub the sunscreen on.
Protection comes first.
The man in the background clearly can't believe what he is seeing.
Seemingly on the phone with a close buddy, he is describing in detail the breath-taking footage in front of him.
He covers his mouth as if to keep it a secret from his companion on the left, looking on in anger and suspicion.
While we're unsure whether this beauty is a judge or a player, we know that nobody in the stands cares at all.
The dress code needs to be applauded.
We'll be the judges on this one.