Southeast Asia’s Sport:Sepak Takraw

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A popular sport in Southeast Asia, this action-packed game resembles volleyball,but instead of hands, players use their feet, knees, chest, and head to move the ball around, which is made from soft wood. The International Sepak Takraw Federation holds competitions with teams from over a hundred different countries.The modern version of sepak takraw is fiercely competitive and began taking shape in Thailand almost 200 years ago.Nowadays, sepak takraw is played on a modified badminton doubles court, with the net standing five feet above the ground. Each team consists of three players; left inside, right inside and back server. This game is very intense and players do not play around.

By:Kyla Wilson