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Fistball is Similar to Volleyball

This game is similar to volleyball with the main difference being that a fist and your arm are the only thing that can hit the ball over the net. Fistball is played competitively all over the world and there are specific rules and regulations for game play.

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Swamp Football is a Muddy Experience

Ever wish football(soccer) would be a little more exciting? Swamp football might be the sport for you! This sport is similar to the traditional game with minor changes, one of them being that it is played in a bog or swamp. This sport is played over seas in countries like Brazil, Finland, Iceland, and Russia.

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Royal Shrovetide Football

Could you imagine playing football for two eight hour periods on a “field” where the goals are three miles apart? If you want to play royal shrovetide football in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, this is something you can expect. The game is played against the North and South sides of the town and the goal is to push your opponent all the way to your end zone. This game is played twice a year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

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Jeu de Paume – “Game of the Palm”

Jeu de pause (game of the palm) originated out of France as early as the 17th century. This game has also been known as real tennis and is known as the earliest version of tennis that was played indoors. The ball was different then the traditional yellow tennis ball that is used today:

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Have Questions About the Balls used in Games and Sporting Events?

Balls.com discusses the rules that govern balls used in many sports around the world. We provide an index of sports that require balls in order to play. For each of these sports, we have researched the rules that govern the size, shape, color, weight, constructions, markings, pressure and other characteristics of the balls. Many of the sports have governing bodies that set these rules – sometimes for very specific levels of play. For example, the basketballs used at the high school level are different than the basketballs used in the NBA. We try to provide information for different levels of play. Other sports are more relaxed and do not have separate rules for different levels of play. From our research, you will learn of balls used in sports played indoors, balls used in sports played outdoors and balls used in sports that can be played in both. Some of the sports are better known as recreational games, while others are viewed as competitive. Over time, we hope to expand our categories to include interesting facts about balls.

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