In which sport is it illegal to play left-handed?


Quick Answer

The rules do not allow players to participate in polo left-handed. The original ban took effect in the 1930s because of safety concerns. Following World War II, the United States Polo Association lifted the ban but then reinstated it in 1974.

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In which sport is it illegal to play left-handed?
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When left-handed players participate in polo, they tend to run head on into the right-handed players. This is because their polo sticks are on the same side as the right-handed players when they face each other. The result is an unpredictable game that could lead to injuries.

While left-handed people can still participate in the sport, they must hold the mallet in their right hands to ensure that they do not become a safety concern.

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