Blocking is a defensive skill used to counter a spike coming from close to the
net. Block is usually made by jumping in the air and raising a leg and/or back
to divert the ball back into the opponents court. A block counts as one contact.
Center Line: Divides the length of
the playing court into two equal halves.
Dig: The act of fielding hard hit
ball successfully, usually a spike or block, to regain control. i.e. The Dig by
Thailand came at crucial point in the game..
Dink: A soft hit ball -usually
either a "dink serve" or a "dink spike" Fault: A violation
of one of the rules of the game.
Feeder: Person who "sets"
the ball to the "spiker".
First Ball: Term used to describe
receiving the serve by the opposing team.
Killer: Same as Spiker. Common in
Quarter Circle: Place on court
where the serving team's forwards (left inside and right inside players) must
remain until the ball has been kicked by the server or back player.
Regu: Malaysian word for team. In
takraw, a team of 4 players (3 starters plus 1 reserve) is known as a "Regu"
and a squad of 3 "Regu's is known as a "Team".
Roll Spike: Spike in which the
player jumps with his back to the net, rotates in the air and kicks the ball
over the opposite shoulder from the kicking foot with a flip like motion. The
most dramatic and famous move in the game!
Service Over: When the serving team
fails to return the ball over the net or commits a fault or foul. The opposing
team becomes the serving team but a point is not awarded to either team. USA
also uses the same term as volleyball - "Side Out".
Serving Circle: Circle of 1 foot
radius located in both halves of the court. The server is required to have one
foot touching the ground inside the serving circle during a serve.
Set (1): A period of play which is
concluded when one team reaches 15 points. Matches consists of the best of three
Set (2): A high pass by one player
to a team-mate or to self to enable a spike.
Service: The act of putting the
ball into play by the back player.
Service (Hand) Toss: A hand throw
of the ball by one of the forward "inside" players to the
"back" who must kick the ball into play in one try.
Spike: A powerfully hit shot
directed into the opponents half of the court by the foot or head.
Spike in which the player jumps with his back to the net and kicks the ball over
the same shoulder as the kicking foot. In soccer this is known as a
"bicycle kick" or "bike" for short.