Spikers at Work

May 23, 1960
May 23, 1960

Table of Contents
May 23, 1960

Exercise Boys
Indians Again
Quinsigamond Miracle
Sa-Fra-Seeko Kid
Chris Dunphy
Harness Racing
Horse Racing
Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Spikers at Work

In power volleyball, the big shot is the "spike." To spike successfully, you leap high into the air and smash the ball past the outstretched hands of well-organized defenses, as the two spikers shown here did last week in the men's U.S. open championships at Dallas. Play didn't end there, however. Fast backcourt men sometimes retrieved the ball, passed it up soft and high where their own spikers could crash it into the enemy court.

This is an article from the May 23, 1960 issue Original Layout

Wall of hands, classic volleyball defense, has little effect against violent blasts of spikers who shoot to right of opponents (above) and over them (right). Referee watches to see players do not foul by touching the net.