Sporting Rules

Want to play but don't know the rules? Our rules guides get up and your friends up and playing with simple step by step pointers so you can get the basic rules and start enjoying these sporting activities today.

 
 

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Guide to the Rules of Darts

Guide to the Rules of Darts

Darts fans tend to be fanatical and with good reason. It's a game of phenomenal skill, big personalities and high drama. Read on to learn more about the game, it's rules and variants.

 
Guide to the Rules of Doubles Tennis

Guide to the Rules of Doubles Tennis

Doubles is a fascinating variation on one of the nation's best loved sports. Learn all you need to know about it in this handy guide.

 
Guide to the Rules of Snooker

Guide to the Rules of Snooker

A game of that requires extreme precision and an ability to think ahead, snooker is fascinating to watch and great fun to play. Learn all you need to know about the game here.

 
Guide to the Rules of Tennis

Guide to the Rules of Tennis

How to Play Tennis - what are the rules, learn all you need to know in order to start enjoying tennis, including the basics of the game, its rules and traditions.

 
Guide to the Offside Rule in Football

Guide to the Offside Rule in Football

Read our guide to get the final word on this much disputed, often misunderstood rule.

 
Guide to the Rules of Golf

Guide to the Rules of Golf

A comprehensive guide to the game of golf, including the rules and etiquette of the game as well as the details of scoring and working out your handicap.

 
How to Play Basketball

How to Play Basketball

Basketball is one of the biggest team sports in the world. Created in 1890s America, it has grown to become a hugely popular sport in schools and universities in every corner of the planet.

 
Guide to the Rules of Boxing

Guide to the Rules of Boxing

The noble art of boxing is the most popular pugilistic sport in the world. In this guide we talk you through the finer points of the rules.

 
Guide to the Rules of Football

Guide to the Rules of Football

The beautiful game is the most popular sport in the world. If its appeal is a mystery to you, read on and get a better understanding of the rules.

 
Guide to the Rules of Cricket

Guide to the Rules of Cricket

Take the confusion out of cricket with our handy guide to the rules of the game. Read on for the basics of the sport and details of its different formats.

 
How To Play Badminton

How To Play Badminton

Thinking of playing Badminton? Find out the rules behind rally, serving and what service court errors are.

 
How to Play Polo

How to Play Polo

Thinking about learning to play Polo? Or perhaps you are planning to watch a game. Learn the history, rules and safety tips here.

 
How to Play Netball

How to Play Netball

Thinking about learning to play Netball? Or perhaps you are planning to watch a game. Learn the rules, passes and positions here.

 
How to Play Gaelic Football

How to Play Gaelic Football

Gaelic football is one of the 4 sports which make up the Gaelic Games, controlled by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game is a team sport in which players attempt to score goals using a combination of kicking, dribbling and hand-passing the ball.

 
Guide to Hurling

Guide to Hurling

Hurling is one of the 4 sports which make up the Gaelic Games, controlled by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and, along with Gaelic football, the most popular. The game is a team sport in which players attempt to score goals using a combination of kicking, dribbling and hand-passing the ball.

 
Guide to the Rules of Rugby Union and Rugby League

Guide to the Rules of Rugby Union and Rugby League

Rugby union and rugby league may look similar to the untrained eye, but they are two very different beasts. Read on to find out more.

 
How to Play Futsal

How to Play Futsal

Futsal is a variety of football that is played indoors between two teams of five players. The game has its roots in South America and dates back to the 1930s.

 
Guide to Professional Surfing

Guide to Professional Surfing

Surfing dates back hundreds of years, with the sport's origins in the Pacific Islands where the native people would ride waves on simple boards for recreation.

 
A Guide to Trotting

A Guide to Trotting

Trotting is one of the two varieties of harness racing, alongside Pacing. In the sport, the horse does not carry a jockey. Rather, it pulls a 'driver' in a special two-wheeled cart also known as a 'sulky'.

 
 
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