A game of Sepak Takraw is played between two teams (known as Regu). Each Regu has three players on court and two substitutes. The players on court are the striker, server and feeder. Game play is very similar to the sport of Volleyball. In Sepak Takraw, players are allowed a maximum of three contacts with the ball to get it over the net. Often called “kick volleyball,” the Southeast Asian sport is more like lightning-fast badminton paired with the explosive elegance of karate.
SOME RULES OF SEPAK GAME
*Games of Sepak Takraw shall be played by two teams of three players.
*Games should be played on a court that fits the regulation size and markings as set out by ITSAF, with an official Sepak Takraw ball.
*The team to serve first is decided by a coin toss before the match commences.
*Play begins when the server is thrown the ball by a teammate and must then kick the ball over the net whilst keeping one foot in the service circle.
*Players may only touch the ball with their feet, head, knees and chest. Touching the ball with the hand or any other part of the body can result in a fault and a point for the opposition.
PLAYERS AND EQUIPMENT
Each of the two teams in Sepak Takraw consists of three players, each playing a specific position. These are the ‘Teukgong’ which is the player who stands furthest back on the court and an Inside Left Inside and a Right Inside who play closer to the net on each side of the court.The ball used in games are made of a number of synthetic materials and all balls must be approved by ISTAF if being used in competition. Balls are ‘woven’, and must consist of 12 holes and 20 intersections and be with the regulation size and weightGames are to be played on a court that is similar to a double sized badminton court with dimensions of 13.4 x 6.1 metres with a net stretched across the centre at a height of 1.5m for men and 1.42m for women.