Wacky Sports


Zelda Fishman, Managing Editor

We all know and love large franchise sports like football and basketball, and sure, they’re totally fun to watch, but beneath all the big-wig sports there are a few hidden gems. 

To start off; Sepak Takraw. A sport invented in Malaysia it is comparable to volleyball except no use of the upper body is allowed. It is considered to be Malaysia’s national sport and there is a professional league known as the STL (Sepak Takraw League). It was invented in the 15th century and by the 16th century it had spread all over Indonesia and quickly spread across Asia. 

Netball is a popular sport in the commonwealth. Two teams of 7 play against each other to try and score a ball into a net (very similar to its name) to win points. The game is played by over 20 million people in 80 different countries. Netball has been under consideration by the Olympic committee for quite some time to be added to the games but as of right now no action is being taken.  

Bossaball is quite obscure as it is played on an inflatable device with two teams divided by a net with trampolines on either side. It combines elements of volleyball, basketball, parkour, and gymnastics. It was created in 2003 by  Filip Eyckmans who was a tennis player but Dj’d for private parties in his free time. 

These sports are found around the world and are played by people who are trying to keep the legacy of the sport alive.