Speedball is an exciting new sport being introduced to America by The president of The American Federation of Speedball Mr. Waleid Hanna . the sport originated in Egypt in the early 60s as a training aid for tennis players and since became a sport in its own right. While it’s being played in more than 25 countries .
Speedball is a racquet sport with players hitting forehand and backhand shots at a ball attached by a nylon line to a pole on a stand. The game can be played with one player (solo), or singles or doubles. The players use small racquets to hit the ball and score points in a game situation or count hits in solo play.
Speed-Ball is a racquet sport invented in Egypt in 1961 by Mohamed Lotfy for the training of beginner tennis players. Today it is a sport in its own right, enjoying popularity not only in Egypt but in other countries. Several of these countries make up the International Federation of Speed-Ball (FISB).
A hollow ball in latex revolves around a metallic mast (1,70m high) which is linked by a nylon thread (fishing thread type) of 1,70m length. The thread is knotted to the mast by a loop or a plastic ring freely revolving around a reel. The mast is fixed in a base from 40 kg to 90 kg. The ball is elliptic and is hit with a rigid plastic racquet with a small handle and a strings around 25 cm of diameter. The speed-ball court is about 6x4 m. for the single match and 8x6 m. for the doubles.
The International Federation of Speed-Ball (FISB) was founded in 1984 by the membership of Egypt, France, and Japan. Several other countries joined the federation (Kuwait, KSA, Austria, Slovenia, Denmark, Sudan, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Afghanistan, UAE, ...).