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10:46 am
Wed October 16, 2013

The Sport Of Hardcourt Bike Polo Is Flourishing In South Florida

FTL Bike Polo players at night.

Forget American football for the moment. There's a lesser known sport gaining traction around the world and in South Florida, especially Broward County.

Hardcourt bike polo cropped up in Seattle in the early 2000s and is an underground version of grass bike polo, which was invented in Ireland in 1891.

Players form teams of three or four and use handcrafted mallets made from ski poles to skillfully maneuver a ball into a goal.

The games are played on streets and hard surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts and roller hockey rinks.

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