Q: What is Hardcourt Bike Polo?
A: A three player team sport played on bicycles on an enclosed paved surface resembling horse polo and hockey.
Q: What are the rules?
A: The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (NAH) maintain the controlled document for bike polo. It can be viewed online here.
Q: Who can play?
A: The sport is without skill or gender divisions, so any interested person is eligible to play. Bike polo is an integrated sport that prides itself as being inclusive and integrated.
Q: What equipment do I need to play?
A: A bicycle, mallet, polo ball, a helmet, and two goals (road cones make for a good substitution). A person may also wear gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and/or additional safety equipment.
Q: Where can I buy a mallet and a polo ball?
A: While some cities have storefronts that sell polo equipment, most equipment purchases are made from online vendors. Usually, other club members have a spare mallet or two on hand to borrow.
Q: Where can I play?
A: If your community has a polo club, they can usually be found on social media or here.
Q: What if my community doesn’t have a polo club?
A: If you’re interested in starting a polo club, all you need is a place to play, and five friends.
Q: What kind of facility can I play at?
A: Ideally, a multi-use court (used for roller or street hockey) that is bound on all four sides.
Q: Nothing like that exists in my community, where else can we play?
A: Many clubs have had success with their local Parks & Recreation Departments in getting access to old and unused tennis courts, or using parking structures during after hours.
Q: Who can I talk to so that I can I get more information and support for my club?
A: Reach out to the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (NAH), and they’ll help direct you to your regional representatives and players in your area. Contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org