Speed Skiing

Equipment

Ball Tennis racket with a head size of at least 85 sq. inches Two goals

Rules

The game begins with a touchoff, where the opposing team hits the ball to the other side of the field. Hands can only be used to pass the ball or to switch from dribbling on the racquet to one's hand to attempt to take a shot with the racquet into the goal. Players cannot move with the ball in their hands at any time during the match. The exception to this rule is the goalkeeper. Teams make unlimited substitutions and they enter play without stoppage of play. When the ball is turned over because it goes out of bounds, the clock is not stopped. Instead, the ball is retrieved (or in most cases, a new ball given to the opposing player) and the game resumes. If the ball is intentionally thrown out of bounds, it's referred to as wasting and the team that receives possession is awarded a free shot from the spot where the ball was hit. Scoring occurs when the ball is hit (or kicked) into the goal. Each goal is worth one point. The team with the most goals wins the match.

Description

Tennis Polo is a form of polo that combines elements of tennis, soccer and lacrosse. Players on foot use tennis rackets to advance a ball down a field with the intention of putting the ball in the opposing team's goal. Tennis polo is a hybrid sport that can best be described as a racquet sport combined with team sports like field hockey and lacrosse. It is a field sport played with a racquet and tennis ball by two teams of eight players who attempt to score goals.

History

Tennis polo has a rather short history. It was created in 2004 by the tennis director at Camp Awosting in Connecticut as a diversion for his tennis players when rainy weather rendered the outdoor tennis courts unplayable.