The general problem with wide angle action shots is illustrated by rhuel's image and my image #4. When the player is close to you on the sideline, you get a spectacular view of his/her athleticism. Her jump seems really high but her face is looking in the opposite direction (rhuel's example). If the player is on the far side of the court then you can see her face but she appears a long way away and the athleticism is diminished (my image 4). My image #5 is of player #6 during a jump serve. It was my best attempt of trying to appreciate her leaping ability while seeing part of her face. Unfortunately, the ball is usually well above the player because, at impact, the players right arm will obscure her face. Volleyball is tough!
BTW, she went on to play for Wichita State and made it to the NCAA final 8. The girl has Ups!