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Tchoukball

Tchoukball (pronounced "chukeball") is an indoor team sport designed to be accessible to anyone who can run, throw, or catch a ball. Although it rewards practice, strength and agility, it offers a setting in which people of all statures, ages, and levels of experience or physical ability can play as equals.

Tchoukball is played by two twelve player teams The sport is played on an indoor court measuring forty by twenty meters (130 feet x 65 feet). A meter-square metal frame, strung with a springy net is placed at the center of each baseline at an angle of 55 degrees to the floor. The game ball is a regulation team handball. A team attempts to score by bouncing the ball off one of the frames. If the ball rebounds off the net and onto the floor before the defense can catch it, the offense scores a point. Players may take three steps with the ball, hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds, and teams may not pass the ball more than three times before shooting at the frame.

It is the distinctive sound of the ball rebounding from the net that gives tchoukball its name.

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