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The Game Of Mintonette.

Ths History of Volleyball.
In 1895 ,William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head. During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport.
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what does mintonette mean?

this sux

need more info about the reason y they changed the name to volleyball.

get on it plz

Hi !

i dont know where you found this shit, but do you know how he worked with the project ?
now it only says like "and then he pulled a game out of his ass..." i mean, he must have worked a lot on that game! anyway, thanks for the information so far.

"They came by trolley to play a five-a-side match of a game known at its inception as mintonette because certain elements of the game were mindful of badminton, significant differences being the lack of a racket and the use of an inflated ball."

Note the spelling: bad-minton


great info 'bout mintonette..just what i needed:wink:

need more info 'bout when i became an olypmic sport.....great page....:cry:

u saved my life with this blog! thanks a bunch!!!!:cheesy::grin::tongue::shocked:

Hey there. do any of you people know how to pronounce mintonette?

what kind of word is mintonette a french a greek?


this stuff really sux u dont say a darn thang bout a whole bunch of bull that don't make no dagon sense. whoever made it needs to give up!!! Just Playin it was great