On February 9, 1895, in Massachusetts (USA), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette as a pastime to be played (preferably) indoors and by any number of players. The game took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball. Mintonette was designed to be an indoor sport, less rough than basketball, for older members of the YMCA, while still requiring a bit of athletic effort.
A match was composed of nine innings with three serves for each. An observer, Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School. The game quickly became known as volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball"). Volleyball An international federation, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), was founded in 1947, and the first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.
Today, volleyball, is a fast growing sport combining strategy, tactics, power and technical skills.

There are close links between the values of SIG Air Handling and those of volleyball. This is the reason why we support the Belgian national teams (men and women), the Red Dragons & Yellow Tigers. Volleyball is becoming a major sport in all countries where we have commercial activities with ‘Air Handling’.