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Earliest historical evidence shows that the game was played in the 15th century. International play is now governed by ISTAF. The earliest accounts of organized takraw in the United States involve a group of students from Northrop University (Greg St. Pierre, Thomas Gong, Joel "big bird" Nelson, and Mark Kimitsuka) in 1986 in Inglewood, California, learning about and playing the sport in Los Angeles By the 1940s, the net version of the game had spread throughout Southeast Asia, and formal rules were introduced. This sport became officially known as 'sepak takraw'. "Sepak" is the Malay word for kick and "takraw" is the Thai word for a woven ball, therefore sepak takraw quite literally means to kick ball. The choosing of this name for the sport was essentially a compromise between Malaysia and Thailand, the two powerhouse countries of the sport.
The Players The game is played between two "Regu's" consisting of three players on each side. One of the three players shall be at the back and he is called "Back". The other two players shall be in front, one on the left and the other on the right. The player on the left is called "Left Inside" and the player on the right is called "Right Inside".
Faults- Any player who touches the ball on the opponent side. Any part of player's body crosses over into opponent's court whether above or under the net except during the follow-through of the ball. Playing the ball more than 3 times in succession. The ball touches the arm Stopping or holding the ball under the arm, between the legs or body. Any part of the body or player's outfits e.g. shoes, jersey, head band etc., touches the net or the post or the referee's chairs or falls into the opponent's side. The ball touches the ceiling, roof or the wall (any objects). Scoring System- The winning point for a set is a maximum of 15 points. To allow for 2 minutes rest at the end of the first and second set respectively. If each "Regu" wins one set, the game shall be decided in the third set called "Tie Break". Before the tie-break set takes place, the umpire shall toss a disc or coin, and the side winning the toss shall serve first. The changes of side will occur when one "Regu' reaches 3 points.