There are as many types of mallets as there are polo players. Your first polo experience will be perfect for learning about these polo essentials.
The polo experience is especially designed to provide an insight into the amazing world of polo. But polo players need some practice first in order to score. This is what foot mallets are for.
These mallets (also known as ‘foot sticks’ or ‘hand mallets’) are a shorter version of this traditional polo piece of equipment. They are great for practicing your swing and different shot techniques on foot. You can make your training more fun by bringing sharing this first lesson with your kids.
Once you feel confident, it is time to pick a long mallet and head for the polo field. But do not worry, your instructor will choose the right mallet for you. Most popular mallets are 52” and 53” long and weigh from 160 to 205 grams. Recommended mallets for beginners usually weigh between 185 and 195 grams.
These are a few things you need to know about mallets for your first polo practice. A mallet should feel like an extension of your arm, so it has to be not too heavy, but not too light.