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Takraw

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Takraw is a very popular game in most Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. This is a very fast game and you need to be sufficiently agile. There are regular Takraw tournaments at Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

Men stand in a circle and pass a woven rattan ball around using their knees, feet, chests, thighs, and shoulders. The ball should not touch your hands and arms. Players aim to kick the ball into a suspended basket while being airborne. Game starts with serving the ball from a corner and striking the ball over the net.

The game net is very similar to that of a volleyball net albeit little smaller and lower. The takraw ball is made of rattan or synthetics.


Last Updated: 28 Sep 2007