Like all sports, polo takes place on a field or court. It is in this place where the magic happens and although it seems a minor fact, the court can be one of the most important aspects for the proper development of the match.
A ‘good’ court or a ‘bad ’court is of great impact to players and horses.
The basic characteristics that this court must have are:
A length between 230 and 270 meters.
A width between 160 and 180 meters if it is open.
A width between 130 and 145 if it has tables.
If it has tables it must have a strip of free ground of 10 meters.
The posts of the arches must be at least 3 meters high.
The posts of the arches must be 7.30 meters apart.
The court must be made of grass.
For you to take dimension of the size of this field, get the idea that it is approximately five soccer fields in one.
Surprising isn’t it? Like any player, the court also goes through a recovery process after a game. It has to be looked after to make it optimal for the next game. For this, a special and intensive watering is given.
The main function of the court is to provide security to the players and horses for the proper development of the match.
Although aesthetic questions can be asked, the main thing is to be functional.