jargon

Dig
A defensive pass usually played from close to the ground on your forearms to stop the ball hitting the ground, normally following a spike or serve from your opponents.

Set
Putting the ball high in the air, usually on the second of the team’s three permitted touches, to enable a team mate to spike it .

Spike
To smash the ball ‘over arm’ into your opponent's court.

Block
Preventing an attacking ball from your opponents from coming over the net by forming a ‘wall’ of hands at the net

Ace
When the ball is served to the other team and none of your opponents touch it