This may sound weird, but this sports game has recently appeared at some universities all over the world. Has the popular wizarding sport from the Harry Potter books become the new trend sport among students?
Quidditch: the Equipment
If you play tennis, you need a tennis racket; those who play Quidditch need a broom. It is something special and admittedly something funny in this ‘magic’ sport. Participants can use any object, which automatically reminds viewers about a flying broom. However, the rule is that everyone must use the same broom. Brooms of all the models are available for about $100 in American Quidditch clubs.
Theoretically, you can use proper brooms, which are used by many players during training, but mostly the teams rely on light and cheap PVC pipes from the hardware stores. Real brooms contribute to a better Quidditch feeling, but they also increase the risk of injury. But if you’re interested in high-quality brooms, there are manufacturers who produce customized variants for Quidditch. These are lighter and shorter than official brooms like the Firebolt and look much fancier than a simple PVC pipe. However, the producers all come from the USA, so the brooms are slightly more expensive than PVC pipes.
But let’s get to the actual game: the biggest difficulty is to keep the broom (or pipe) between the legs the whole time. Most of the time you play with one hand, so you have only one free hand to catch and throw. In the ideal case, of course, you have both hands free, but it is an extremely demanding task to keep the broomstick between your legs. Professionals can do that without problems, but new players may find it very difficult to walk this way without practice. If the broom falls to the ground, the player is considered fallen and exits the game.
Of course, the players cannot fly on the broom like Harry Potter and his friends, but otherwise, the real sports game operates according to the same rules as in the magical world of the J.K. Rowling books. For those who have not read the Harry Potter books yet, here’s a little piece of information to get to know the game at a glance.
The Quidditch Game Have Taken the Hearts of Many Players
We have the Quidditch World Cup team at our college and you may be involved in this wizarding game thanks to our organization! While many Harry Potter fans are thrilled that the sports game in the magical world of J. K. Rowling is now playable for non-magical society, some of you may ask this question, ‘How the hell does it work?’
This can be explained by simple and complicated ways. As in the book template, it is very easy to understand the basic rules, but there are a lot of detailed provisions that we find in the official rules (over 200 pages!). We provide a small overview.
The Playing Field
In the real world of Quidditch game, we are of course more dependent on the ground than the players in the book and the film, even though we wish we were not. A football field can be divided so that two (or more) games can run in parallel. The goal posts are placed on both sides of the field with the three goal rings at the height of 0.91 to 1.83 meters. One more thing we should remember when playing Quidditch is that Quidditch is a real outdoor sport! No matter what the weather is, Quidditch is always played on the field outdoors and never relocates to a hall! Of course, a wet, filled with mud, and half frozen lawn increases the chances of traumatic experiences. But what would Quidditch be without a few broken bones?