|Governing Body:||International Throwball Federation (ITF)|
Throwball is a popular non-contact team sport which is played by two teams. In this sport, each team comprises of seven to nine players excluding 3-5 substitutions. It is played on a rectangular court with a net in the middle. Throwball is much similar to volleyball. However, there are some fundamental differences in both the games. It is also popular in overseas hubs where there are sizeable Indian communities present. It was first played in India as a women's sport in Chennai during the 1940s. Like volleyball, throwball's roots are linked with the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA).
One team aims to defeat its opponent team by scoring more points in each set. Each set is comprised of 25 points and winning of any two sets will bring victory to the team. The players in throwball attempt to defeat their opponents by throwing the ball into the opposition's side, hoping that the other team will fail to return it, which will lead them to score a point. Scores are earned by a team if its respective opposing team fails to return the ball, its player touches the ball twice or the ball touches the net.
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