Bowling involves rolling a ball towards a target. Pin bowling is played on flat wooden or synthetic surfaces to knock over pins at the end of a lane.
Target variations of this game involve getting the ball near to a mark. En-pin, nine-pin, candlepin, duckpin, and five-pin bowling are varieties. 100 million people in 90 countries enjoy this activity.
Indian contact sport Kabaddi. It's popular in India. Kabaddi is famous globally. Kabaddi styles Sanjeevani, Gaminee, and Amar. Sanjeevani, Circle, Beach, and National are recognized professional styles. This game is similar to Hadudu, Baibalaa, Sadugudu, Hututu, and Chedugudu.
Volleyball is played by two teams of six players on a net-divided court. Grounding the ball on the opponent's court wins the game. It's been a prominent event since 1964. One player starts a rally by serving the ball over the net from behind the court's boundary line. To sustain the rally, opponents attempt not to ground the ball. No player can touch the ball twice in a row.
Squash is a racquet sport played between two individuals or two teams of two with a hollow, tiny rubber ball. Participants must alternate hitting the ball on the four playable walls. Because of the "squashable" ball, it was once nicknamed squash racquets. Forbes declared squash the healthiest sport to play in 2003. Squash has used strung racquets since the late 1600s in England.
Badminton is played on a rectangular court with a net. Hit a shuttlecock over the net and into the opponent's court. Every turn is a strike.
A shuttlecock's feathers allow it to fly differently than a ball and descend faster. Mid-1800s British military officers built it in India.
Futsal is five-a-side indoor football played on a smaller field. Futsal is originated from "room football" in Portuguese. It started in 1930s and 1940s Brazil. Futsal has more players than soccer, but less spectators. Many Futsal players become soccer pros. On a hard court, two teams of five play futsal.
Table tennis, sometimes called ping pong, is played by hitting a lightweight ball with a bat. Nets surround this sport's hard table. Players can only let the ball bounce once on their side. Players must bounce it back. International Table Tennis Federation started in 1926. ITTF rules are in the manual. 1988 started Olympic table tennis.
Boxing tests boxers' strength, speed, reflexes, and endurance. Boxing employs gloves. It's a knockout game. Boxing is a popular Olympic and Commonwealth sport. Boxing has worlds. One- to three-minute rounds are refereed. 3000 BC Sumerian reliefs show this activity.
Martial arts are self-defense, fitness, competition, entertainment, and physical and spiritual development. Martial arts began in Europe in the 1550s but are now Asian. Martial arts comes from the Roman combat god Mars. 3400 BC Egyptian art shows martial arts. Mesopotamian reliefs and poems from 3000 BC mention it.
Two five-player teams play on a rectangular court. Basketball is played using a 10-foot-high, 18-inch-diameter hoop and linked backboards. Three-point throws score three. From behind the line, it's a 2-pointer. Indoor basketball is the most athletic. He's a center or power forward. Short, nimble forwards.