Segways are not cheap at 5500 each and they are not road or pavement legal in the UK. However we have enough Segways to allow everyone to play without owning one, for safety reasons you must go through a 4 hour induction course at £120, but thereafter you can play in the leagues for as little as £10 per person and attend regular practices for 30.00 for 2 hours.
The first hour of the session will be made up of a range of drills, and practices which will play a part in your ‘Personal Progression System’ – designed to get you to the top of your game. The second hour will consist of a match – 4 Chukkas (competitive periods).
Yes we have an 8 feet (2.4 metres) wide by 5 feet (1.5 metres) high goal with a net. In the UK we use inflatable goals.
A full size field is normally 200 feet (61 metres) by 128 feet (39 metres). Although it is regularly played on what is available often one third of an Astroturf Pitch.
No, Segway Polo is such a young sport that it is quite feasible for any player with a bit of practice and dedication to be one of the top players in the world within a short period of time.
Yes, the minimum age for practicing is 14 and to play in International tournaments is 16. There are players of all ages from 14 to 65+ however the average age is probably late forties.
Yes. Both sexes play on an equal footing, since all Segways operate at a maximum speed 12.5mph and have the same turning ability.
No, you do not need to be fit as the machine does most of the work. However, falls do occur, so those with a more healthy physique are far less susceptible to injury. It’s important to note a general level of fitness will always aid achieving your goals.
Yes. In the English interpretation of the rules, any player causing a crash has fouled, or if they fall off and lose control of their machine, they will be ordered off the field of play for a minimum of 30 seconds (at the discretion of the umpire). This rule is to protect players and equipment.
They’re both highly contentious rules due to being interpreted completely differently in horse polo, therefore are often inconsistently umpired. The best understanding of the rules are based on whether you cause a crash – which then qualifies as a foul. The safest way to play is by understanding if you cause a crash, you have caused a foul. If two players crash head on, both players have fouled. Another rule is that of ‘dangerous play’ – if you swoop in front of someone in a dangerous or unpredictable manner, you have fouled.
According to international rules there are 5 members on a team, although many tournaments are played with 4-a-side.
Ideally it is always played on Astroturf as this gives a smooth consistent surface, however it is often played on grass.
As with any sport there is an element of risk relating to falls or collisions, however it is immediately apparent that some people have more propensity to fall than others. This is nearly always down to the ‘Fear:Talent’ ratio of the player. If you take time to learn safely, this will greatly reduce the risks of falling and subsequent injuries.
No, Segways are very easy to master and most people are riding unaided after 1 to 2 minutes.
Don’t worry. We will do our best to find you other local players to join.
If you can find 5 or more people who are prepared to commit to one day a month, then get in touch now ready for the August Leagues.
Segway Polo has been played at World Championship level since 2006 when the first WOZ Challenge Cup was held when the Silicon Valley Aftershocks played the New Zealand Pole Blacks in Auckland, New Zealand. The result was a 2–2 tie.