Freestyle Motocross

Equipment

Ball Kaats Leather Glove

Rules

Frisian handball is played on a 61-meter by 32-meter rectangular lawn. In the center of the short side of the field is a small receiving zone. Games are played between two teams of three players. Play starts with one player serving the ball from the serving box. If the serve doesn't reach the receiving zone, the receiving team scores a point. A point is also scored when the receiving team returns the ball behind the serving box. The serving team can prevent this by hitting the ball before the upper line. The place where the ball lands at the end of a rally is marked with a kaats, which results in an undecided point. When two undecided points occur, teams change sides. A new rally begins with the receiving team trying to hit the ball past the first kaats, which decides the previously undecided point.

Description

Frisian Handball is a form of handball played by two teams of three, on a square field. Teams use their hands to hit a hard leather ball into each other's receiving zone. Points are scored when one team is unable to return the opposing team's service Frisian handball is a game that dates back to the Middle Ages, and is considered one the world's oldest ball games. Played in delightful Friesland, the game features two teams of three volleying a hard leather ball around a rectangular grass court. Points are scored when the ball is hit outside the receiving zone or into an un-returnable area of the receiving zone.

History

Frisian handball is one of the world's oldest ball games, having been played in Friesland since the Middle Ages. In 1854, the Permanent Committee was established, which is a major tournament and the oldest regulated sport tournament in the world. Today Frisian handball is still a major sport, but only in Frisian areas or areas within a Frisian populace.