Sepaktakraw or kick volleyball is a sport from the southeast Asia, with similarities like Volleyball which is played with hand but Sepak takraw is played with feet, knee, Head and chest.
A match is played by two regus (teams) each made up of three players.
The regus that must serve first shall start the first set, and the side that wins the first set shall have the option of choosing Service.
As soon as the Tekong Kicks the ball all the players are allowed to move freely in their respective courts.
The service is valid if the ball passes over the net, and inside the boundary lines of the opponent, whether it touches the net or not.
The refferee shall toss a disc or coin, and the side that wins the toss shall have the option of choosing service the change of side takes place when one Regu reaches 8 points.
A point is awarded when either serving or receiving side commits a fault also serving the next ball.
The winning point for a set is 21points, but if the two teams tie at 20-20 the set shall be decided on a difference of two points, up to 25 points. When the score is tied at 20-20 the referee announces "Setting up to 25points".
If each Regu wins one set each, the game shall be desided in the third set called "tiebreak" with 15 points, and if it is tied again at 14-14, then the set shall be decided on a difference of two point up to a ceilling of 17 points. when the score is tied at 14-14, the refferee anounces "setting up to 17 points"
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Sepaktakraw may not be a very popular world sport. The game demands adept skills at controlling the ball. Takraw is the hand-woven ball used in a Sepaktakraw competition. Played on a court resembling a badminton court, Sepaktakraw is all about hitting the ball into the opponent's court as they try to block your way.
However, Sepaktakraw players are not allowed to use their hands. The ball is to be hit above the net using legs, head or shoulders.
Thus, a game of Sepaktakraw witnesses acrobatic movements by athletes. Introduced and developed in Malaysia, Sepaktakraw got this name in 1960.
It was earlier known as 'Sepak Raga'. The sport was first introduced in the Southeast Asian Games as a medal event in the same year.
Sepak takraw or kick volleyball is a sport native to Southeast Asia, resembling volleyball, except that it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball.
It is a popular sport in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines and Indonesia. In Thailand, the game is simply called takraw. It is also thuck thay (Lao: "twine" and "kick")while in Malaysia it is sometimes called sepak raga. In the Philippines it is known as sipa, meaning "kick".