During a water polo match the main activity is moved into the water of the swimming pool. Therefore a particularly waterproof and non-slip ball is required. At Kübler Sport you will find the right water polo ball for training, competition or leisure matches.
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For rapid matches in the water: Water polo balls
Characteristics of water polo balls
Although water polo is a ball sport, the game officially belongs to swimming. To move on the field or in the pool, you swim, the central element remains the ball. The official ball for water polo must have a weight between 400 and 450 grams according to the rules of FINA and LEN. The circumference must be a minimum of 68 cm and a maximum of 71 cm, whereby the water polo balls are smaller for women and youth. The color of the ball used in the water polo must differ significantly from that of the water polo player, which is why it usually has a yellow, orange or other signal color. In contrast to the inflatable water balls for children or leisure, the water ball ball has a rubber bubble on the inside and a stable and firm plastic cover on the outside, so that no water can get inside the ball.
During the game, the ball moves across the field through passes and skilful passing, but it can also be carried out by dribbling by a player on the water surface. When throwing at the goal, players often try to throw the water ball so that it hits the water surface once on the way to the goal. Since these balls are very difficult to predict for the water polo goalkeeper, the ball must always be inflated before a game of water polo to make touch-down hits more difficult. If the ball were only slightly inflated, the touchdown would be favored and relieved.
Buy the right ball for water polo
A good ball for water polo not only has to be absolutely waterproof and clearly visible, but should also have a good grip so that the players can grip the ball well even with wet hands. They are also the only part of the body that is allowed to guide the ball. In our assortment you will find beach balls for both league operations and leisure matches. In addition to the simple Ruton beach ball for leisure, which is suitable for all ball sports, you will also find top quality beach balls from brands such as Molten® or Mikasa®. With the Mikasa® water polo W6000W you will also find the official game ball of FINA and LEN, i.e. the ball that is used both at the Olympic Games and at the water polo world and European championships. Thanks to the processed special rubber, it not only has high quality and excellent grip, but also very good playing properties. For training and school sports you will also find the replica model of the Mikasa water ball in our shop, which also has good playing properties. The Molten® water polo also convinces with good playing characteristics, optimal grip and first-class quality.