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1. Soccer (Football)

A ball is all you need to play soccer. the most watched and played  sport on earth, and this is undoubtedly due to how simple and convenient the “beautiful game” is. Go outside with your pals to play some soccer or even play a match against the neighborhood club. Once the game is over, you may comment on it and discuss some of the amazing goals, saves, and tackles that were made. It is a great sport to watch and, of course, one of the simplest sports to play, so you may perfect your abilities and attempt to become the greatest over time.

*A football match is played by two teams, with each allowed no more than 11 players on the field at any one time, one of whom is a goalkeeper.

*A match is played in two 45 minute halves.

*The game begins with the toss of a coin, and the winning captain decides which goal to defend or to take the first kick off.

*All players must use their feet head or chest to play the ball. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to use their hands, and only within their designated goal area.

*The aim of the game is to score a goal, which is achieved by kicking or heading the ball into the opposition team’s goal.

*If the ball completely crosses the side line, it is thrown back in by the team that was not the last to touch the ball.

*The game is controlled by a central referee, and two linesmen. They award free kicks and penalties when rules are broken. For continual breaking of rules or for a bad foul, the player may be sent off.

Leo Messi

2. Running

The most accessible and straightforward sport to participate in is running. You only need a nice pair of running shoes to get started. Running has no set rules, but that’s what makes it so creative and enjoyable. Setting goals for yourself and working toward them are essential components of running. Running is what you make of it, whether your goal is to be able to finish a 5 km run or a marathon. We recommend taking your friends with you on a run or signing up for a local running group if running by yourself ever gets monotonous.


3. Table Tennis (Ping Pong)

A game called table tennis can be played by two or four players. The only equipment required is a rectangular table, a ball, and the paddles (also known as rackets). While purchasing the necessary equipment is inexpensive and simple, locating a table could be more challenging. Instead, you may purchase a retractable table tennis net, locate a nearby table tennis court, or decide not to use one.

Simple regulations apply. Each team or player is located at the end of one half of the table, which is divided into two halves. You must use your paddle to strike the ball in the direction of your opponent’s half of the table, and they must return the favor. Before taking the shot, the ball must first make one pass over the table.

The objective is to score 11 points (or however much you want) before your opponent.

You can score a point through multiple ways:

*If your opponent fails to return the ball

*If the ball touches your opponent’s body

*If your opponent fails to serve correctly

*If the opponent’s ball doesn’t bounce once on your half

*If your opponent touches the ball before it bounces once on their half (unless it was already going out-of-bounds)

Fan Zhendong

4. Volleyball

Volleyball is becoming more and more popular in a variety of nations throughout the world. It may be played on a sweltering summer day at the beach or on the court of your neighborhood gym. Two teams of six players are divided in this game by a net. Attempts are made by both sides to outscore one another. It is a sport that requires exceptional collaboration as well as individual ability, wherever it may be. So consider volleyball the next time you’re considering a fun and thrilling activity to play that is really simple to comprehend.

*Only 6 players on the floor at any given time: 3 in the front row and 3 in the back row.

*Points are made on every serve for the winning team of the rally (rally-point scoring).

*Players may not hit the ball twice in succession (a block is not considered a hit).

*Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve.

*A ball hitting a boundary line is in.

*A ball is out if it hits an antennae, the floor completely outside the court, any of the net or cables outside the antennae, the referee stand or pole, or the ceiling above a non-playable area.

*It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a player’s body.

*It is illegal to catch, hold or throw the ball.

*After the serve, front-line players may switch positions at the net.

*Matches are made up of sets; the number depends on level of play.

Adis Lagumdzija

5. Padel 

Padel is a racket sport typically played in doubles on an enclosed court slightly smaller than a doubles tennis court. This sport is kind of a mix of squash and tennis. Scoring is the same as normal tennis, and the balls used are similar but with a little less pressure. The main differences are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in the game of squash and that solid, stringless bats are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level.

*Generally played as a doubles match (2 vs 2), teams must hit alternately.

*Balls end rallies after having bounced twice, touched the fencing or hit you or your teammate.

*It is in play if the ball hits any part of the court (including walls) following its landing on the opposing team’s side.

*Although the ball can bounce off any of the walls, it can only touch the floor once before returning.

*A player has one chance to return the ball to their opponent.

*Volley hits (hits before the first bounce) are allowed. You can even smash the ball off the court as long as it bounces on your opponent’s side first.

*Points: 15-30-40-Game

*Game: Four points make up a game. When both players are tied on 40, the player with the two points advantage is the winner.

*Set: A player wins a set after winning six games with a minimum 2 point lead.

*Match: To win a match, a player or team must win two out of three sets.

*Deuce: Once tied 40-40, the match must be won by a player/team winning two consecutive points. *Golden Point: New rule (see FAQ)

*Tie-break: If the score is 6-6, whoever wins the tie-break is the winner. The tie-break game lasts until one side has 7 points or more and is at least two points ahead of the other. 

Alejandro Galan

6. Chess

Chess is a board game between two players. The recorded history of chess goes back at least to the emergence of a similar game, chaturanga, in seventh-century India. The rules of chess as we know them today emerged in Europe at the end of the 15th century, with standardization and universal acceptance by the end of the 19th century. Today, chess is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide.

Chess is an abstract strategy game and involves no hidden information. It is played on a chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The player controlling the white pieces moves first, followed by the player controlling the black pieces. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in “check”) and there is no way for it to escape. There are also several ways a game can end in a draw.

Organized chess arose in the 19th century. Chess competition today is governed internationally by FIDE (the International Chess Federation). The first universally recognized World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; Magnus Carlsen is the current World Champion. A huge body of chess theory has developed since the game’s inception. Aspects of art are found in chess composition, and chess in its turn influenced Western culture and art, and has connections with other fields such as mathematics, computer science, and psychology.

Things that beginners should do to reach a decent level

*Set Up The Chess Board

*Learn To Move The Pieces

*Discover The Special Rules

*Learn Who Makes The First Move

*Check Out The Rules On How To Win

*Study The Basic Strategies

*Practice Playing Lots Of Games

Magnus Carlsen

7. Swimming

Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of one’s entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke, ordered as backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.

Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.

The technical rules of swimming are designed to provide fair and equitable conditions of competition and to promote uniformity in the sport. Each swimming stroke has specific rules designed to ensure that no swimmer gets an unfair competitive advantage.

*Start of the race

*False starts

*Events (In preliminaries and finals meet, a swimmer may compete in no more than three individual events per day)

Carson Foster

8. Basketball

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (24 cm) through the defender’s hoop(46 cm) in diameter mounted (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court, while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one, two or three one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running (dribbling) or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill. On offense, players may use a variety of shots – the layup, the jump shot, or a dunk; on defense, they may steal the ball from a dribbler, intercept passes, or block shots; either offense or defense may collect a rebound, that is, a missed shot that bounces from rim or backboard. It is a violation to lift or drag one’s pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling.

*Only five players per team on the court

*Score more than your opponent to win

*Score within the shot clock (24 seconds)

*Dribbling advances the ball (Basketball players may only advance the ball by passing or dribbling (bouncing the ball on the floor) as they move up and down the court. If a player stops dribbling, they may not resume; instead, they must pass the ball or shoot it. If an offensive player with possession of the ball stops then continues dribbling before passing or shooting, the referee will call a “double dribble,” and the opposing team gets the ball)

*The offense has five seconds to inbound the ball (After the offense scores a basket, the opposing team receives possession of the ball)

*The offense must advance the ball (8 seconds) . Once an offensive team advances the ball past the half-court line, the ballhandler may not cross that line again, or a referee will award possession of the ball to the opposing team.

* Ball and ballhandler must remain inbounds. During gameplay, the player with possession of the ball must stay within the designated inbounds lines marked on the court. If a player steps out of bounds or touches this line with their foot while holding the ball, the referee will award possession to the opposing team.

*Defenders can’t interfere with a shot on a downward trajectory.

*Defenders can legally block or steal the ball

*Defenders must leave the paint after 3 seconds

*Each team is allotted a certain number of fouls

*Illegal contact results in a foul

*Illegal contact results in a personal foul. A personal foul is an infraction that violates the rules of the game. Players can incur personal fouls by pushing, blocking, or striking another player in the act of shooting. Shooting fouls result in free throw attempts for the fouled player.

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