Tag Archives: lessons

  • Instruct1

    Experience Polo!

    Experience Polo! There is no time like the present to have your first experience of playing polo. You will see from previous articles the winter arena season is ideal for complete beginners to start taking lessons as the smaller enclosed area is easier for the instructor to stay close to you, and you will feel more confident […]

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    Taking Up Polo

    Taking Up Polo. I imagine if you are thinking about taking up polo you already have been to watch a game or two. During the summer polo is played on grass and the teams are made up of four players. Polo carries on in the winter but is played in an enclosed arena with teams of three. […]

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    Left-handed Polo Players

    Left-handed Polo Players. The rules of polo have been written around the safety of the players and their horses. Because of this it was necessary to make a rule about which hand holds the stick. This ensured players coming head on to each other would meet with their sticks and not their horses, avoiding the risk of a […]

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    Breaking Bad Habits

    Breaking Bad Habits. Do you sometimes say to yourself “I can’t do that shot” or “I really need to come and ride or stick and ball”? Being away from this sport for too long can be detrimental at all levels. Whether you are a pro or an amateur, a big pause or break in your polo can affect […]

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    Starting-up Polo

    Starting-up Polo. If you want to take up polo you are probably wondering what it is like and if it’s difficult? Well learning polo from scratch, if you haven’t ridden before or only a little, is very similar to learning to drive. You’ve seen and sat in cars before, but not in the driving seat. Your driving instructor […]

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    Lesson Vouchers

    Polo Lesson Vouchers. Polo lesson gift vouchers are again available this year from the Polo Academy for you to buy and give as a Christmas present. The vouchers simply cost the same as the lesson and includes all the equipment needed, the horse hire and your HPA certified instructor. Our lessons are based at Fifield […]

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    Experience Polo!

    Experience Polo! There is no time like the present to have your first experience of playing polo. You will see from previous articles the winter arena season is ideal for complete beginners to start taking lessons as the smaller enclosed area is easier for the instructor to stay close to you, and you will feel more confident […]

  • BestPlayer

    Raising your handicap

    Raising your handicap. Although polo can be played and enjoyed at all levels, it is a difficult game to play well. A higher handicap is not awarded lightly and can only be achieved through a lot of effort and commitment; three or four years are usually required before reasonable proficiency can be achieved. After the basics of […]

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    Arena Polo

    Arena Polo. With the summer season at an end polo now switches from grass to the arena. Most clubs start their winter season at the beginning of October. The arena has a different playing surface and smaller pitch size to grass polo, and the game has been adapted from the traditional sport to suit these changes. […]

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    HPA Guidance

    HPA guidance for beginners. Advice for those thinking about learning to play polo. Find a local club that offers lessons. Clubs offer a wide range of coaching facilities through out the year, for complete beginners through to experienced players so it is best to speak to the polo manager to see if they can offer what you […]

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    Learn to Play

    Learn to play polo. As a beginner you have been taught how to ride a horse using one hand and have been practicing hitting the ball with your mallet. You are now able to ride at a steady canter and string together some shots. You probably started with one-on-one lessons with your instructor but as you […]

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    HPA Rules Test

    The HPA Rules Test. Passing the rules test is part of the process of advancing from a starter (S graded polo player) to a minus two handicap. Safety in this often fast paced game is paramount and the rules have been developed to reduce the risk of collisions and accidents. It is important for players to […]