Benefits of Sports for Children

Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy. Sports of all types require a sense balance, whether it is clearing a hurdle…

The origin of Soccer

With a sport as popular as football, you would think people would agree on what its name is. But despite the discrepancies in nomenclature, there is a history to how the word “soccer” came to be, and this animated infographic will show you just that. The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a…

How The New World Cup Balls Are Made

When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World Cup matches, making over 200 million…

How are ping pong balls made?

Ping pong balls are made of celluloid, which is the same material from which photographic film is made. No, it is not considered a true plastic. Celluloid is a composition of nitrocellulose and camphor. A flat sheet of celluloid is soaked in hot alcohol until soft. Balls are cut by machine, with hot water dripping onto them to avoid cracks. Ball halves…

Why do golf balls have dimples?

The secret of Golf Balls – Why do they have dimples? About a century ago, after someone realized that a scuffed-up ball travels farther than a shiny new one, balls gained dimples. Now manufacturers invest millions of dollars each year to design better performing golf balls. With no dimples, the ball does not go very…

How are tennis balls made?

Today’s tennis balls are made of a hollow, two-piece rubber shell filled with pressurized gas. The rubber shell is covered with felt made from nylon or wool. The International Tennis Federation states that tennis balls should be between 2 1/2 and 2 5/8 inches in diameter and weigh between 2 and 2 1/16 oz. The factory uses a design that hasn’t changed much…