History of Polo

General News | Feb-21-2021

History of Polo

Polo is maybe the most seasoned group activity, albeit the specific roots of the game are obscure. It was presumably first played by roaming champions more than 2,000 years back yet the initially recorded competition was in 600 B.C. (between the Turkomans and the Persians – the Turkomans were triumphant). The name should have started from the Tibetan "photo" signifying "ball" or "ballgame". It is since these beginnings in Persia that the game has frequently been related with the rich and honorable of society; the game was played by Kings, Princes, and Queens in Persia. Polo has likewise been connected to the center and privileged societies in the later British past, particularly with its inceptions in Britain being with the state army. This is likewise maybe because of it is, as a game played riding a horse and needing in any event two ponies for every game, a costly side interest to keep up.
Played on pony back, in the Middle Ages it was utilized in the preparation of mounted force across the East (from Japan to Constantinople, and was played nearly as a smaller than usual fight. It previously got known to western people groups through British tea-grower in Manipur (among Burma and India) and it spread to Malta with troopers and maritime officials. In 1869, the principal game in Britain (of "hockey riding a horse" as it was alluded to from the start) was coordinated on Hounslow Heath by officials positioned at Aldershot, one of whom had found out about the game in a magazine.
The main authority composed guidelines (on which the current global standards are based) was not made until the nineteenth Century by Irishman Captain John Watson of the British Cavalry thirteenth Hussars. These were modified in 1874 to make the Hurlingham Rules, confining the number of players in each group.
In any case, the size of the Polo pitch (almost 10 sections of land in zone, marginally over nine football pitches; the biggest field in coordinated game!) has not changed since one of the primary pitches was worked, before Ali Ghapu Palace in the antiquated city of Ispahan (Isfahan, Iran) in the 1500s. Today it is utilized as a recreational area and the first stone goal lines remain. Notwithstanding the huge pitch, a territory called the "run-off region" is utilized; episodes inside the game that happen inside this zone are considered as though they occurred inside the bounds of the genuine pitch!

By: Stuti Singh

Content- https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-Origins-of-Polo/