Sepak Takraw, starting to to be played in Indonesia, is also called foot volleyball. It is one of the most popular sports in the Far East. It is possible to see people playing it on the streets.This sport is similar to Shaolin Football Film and combines martial arts with football. Sepak Takraw means ball recoil. This name is decided by Thai and Malaysian jointly.
There are superiorities of the two countries in the tournament. As the world's best, Thailand is currently being shown. In the recent World Cup tournament, Thailand defeated Malesia and became the champion.
Sepak Takraw is played with teams have 3 People. All parts of the body except the hands are used. Especially foot, knee, shoulder and head are used. The goal in this game is to make the ball touch into the field of the opposing team.
As shown in this picture, the service is started by rolling out the service round. The player waiting by the ball in the round throws the ball with his friend called the server and the person at the ball throws the ball into the field with the service starts the game. In this game you can hit the ball 3 times like volleyball. Matches are played on 15 points. Sepak Takraw is made of hard plastic bamboo stalks. It is available with very affordable prices in markets. It weighs about 250 grams.
What are the rules of the game?
1- There are 2 teams, each of them has 3 players.
2- The games are played according to the rules set by ITSAF with an official Sepak Takraw ball.
3- The team to start the match is determined by the toss.
4- The game starts when a team-mate throws the ball to the server.
5- Players can only touch the ball with their feet, heads, knees and chest.
6- Each team can touch a maximum of three times for the ball to return, without letting the ball touch the ground.
7- The first team to reach 15 points wins that set.
The width is 13.4 m and the length is 6.1m.
The service round is 30cm wide. The length of the net is 1.42 cm for males and 1.52 cm for females.
In the following video, you can watch several movements in a simple way.