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Sipa the Sport

Sipa is a traditional sport of the Philippines. It is a difficult sport to play, where players are required to have high skills of ball control, speed and agility. The sport has some similarities in game play to that of Footbag Net and Footvolley.

The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors, using a soft ball. The court used is similar in dimensions to that of a tennis court, with a net in the middle. A match can be played in singles, doubles or a team of four format. The objective of the sport is to kick the ball to the other side of the net on to the opponent’s side.

The three variations of sipa that are commonly practiced are:


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