When a golfer hits the ball from the tee (little piece of white plastic) that’s called the “drive” and the the first stroke to start every hole.
Michael Hoke Austin has his the ball further than anyone else and he did it in a professional tournament in 1974 in the USA.
Hoke hit the ball 515 yards which is an amazing record.
To give you an idea of how far that is, it would take you about five minutes to walk that far.
The most points scored in a professional rugby match was in 1995 when New Zealand beat (lets use that word to be nice) Japan, by 145 to 17.
The Chicago Bulls basketball team have won ALL SIX of the NBA finals they’ve played in.
NBA stands for the “National Basketball Association” and is the professional league in America.
It is thought that a teacher at a YMCA (youth hostel) in Springfield, Massachusetts in the USA, invented basketball in 1891.
Basketball then became an Olympic sport at the infamous Berlin games in Germany in 1936.
It’s often said that not the winning that counts, it’s the taking part. That’s true to an extent, but as Vince Lombardi says, wanting to win is more important than actually winning.
If a child is inquisitive and has the drive to learn more, they will “win” in the long term by acquiring a good education as well as gaining experience along the way.
What if ping-pong balls were the size of a tennis ball. How would that change the game?
Sometimes when you’re stuck for ideas it’s useful to try what is called Random Juxtaposition like this, which can generate new ideas.
Issue #2 of CUBiC Magazine is all about Ball Sports – from hockey to ping-pong and football to cricket.
The important thing is to never stop questioning – Albert Einstein.
A useful quote for all children and adults alike. It’s also important to make the distinction between asking questions and being skeptical. A child can be full of questions without the slightest hint of skepticism or cynicism.
How fast can you serve in ping-pong? Do you prefer playing singles or doubles? By how much can you bend the ball in the air with outrageous amounts of spin?
CUBiC Magazine Issue #2 is out now. It is all about ball sports and is full of features, word-searches, mazes, what-if’s and lots of things for an inquisitive mind.