He is Mr. Alfred Halstead who was preffered to changed mintonette into volley ball. Then after a years, it becomes one word called as VOLLEYBALL
Mintonette is the first name of the volleyball...afterwards a man noticed the game and called it volleyball (originally spelled as Volley ball)...
the former name of volleyball is called "Mintonette" , it was just change when Dr. Alfred S. Halstead suggested to change the name of the game to "Volleyball" in 1932. It's first olympic game hall in Tokyo, Japan. editor -Aimee Gillespie writer- Maddie Finn
Within two years after the game was invented (volleyball was invented in 1895). Observers picked up on the rule that the ball could not touch the floor and began calling the game 'volley ball' which was eventually changed to 'volleyball'.
William G. Morgan it was originally called "Mintonette"
William Morgan invented volleyball in 1895 at the Holyoke, Massachusetts, YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) where he served as Director of Physical Education. Morgan originally called his new game of Volleyball, Mintonette. The name Volleyball came about after a demonstration game of the sport, when a spectator commented that the game involved much "volleying" and game was renamed Volleyball. from the site http://inventors.about.com/od/uvstartinventions/a/Vollyball.htm
The game of volleyball, originally called mintonette, was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, after the invention of basketball by only four years. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball.
Alfred Halstead, a newspaper reporter, noticed the volleying nature of the game and called it "volley ball." It was originally known as "mintonette." Volley ball was eventually shortened to volleyball. because the object of the sport is to volley the ball over the net Volleyball got its name from when you volley the ball and that the shape of the ball is a sphere.
On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William Morgan created Mintonette as a game to be played by adults. He wanted to find an alternative to James Naismith's Basketball, as it was too rough for some adults. There could be as many players on each side as wanted.
The first exhibition of volleyball was played in 1896 at the Springfield YMCA. However, the game was invented in 1895 by George Morgan, a YMCA phys ed director, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The game was originally called mintonette. The game of basketball has its origins in 1891 at Springfield College.
William Morgan invented Mintonette (Now called Volleyball) at a YMCA in Massachusetts.
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. Monica O.
On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William Morgan created Mintonette as a game to be played by adults. He wanted to find an alternative to James Naismith's Basketball, as it was too rough for some adults. There could be as many players on each side as wanted. This is where Volleyball originated.