Futnet is a ball game with almost 100 years of tradition which combines speed, precision, technical skill and strategy. It is a sport with its own identity, own rules and players, though in many countries it is still regarded only as a complement to football practice. It is a popular recreational as well as competition activity in many parts of Europe, above all Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, etc., and it is gradually gaining popularity also outside the old continent.
Futnet is a sport for all as demonstrated by the different competition categories: men, women, juniors (aged 16 – 18), youngsters (aged 13 – 15), children (aged up to 12). Very popular are also tournaments for veterans.
Futnet has three basic disciplines: single, double and triple. The main features of each discipline as laid down in UNIF Laws of Futnet are the following:
Single: one player, two touches, one bounce in all categories, court dimensions 9 m x 12.8 m
Double: two players, three touches (but not two consecutive touches by the same player), one bounce allowed for men and two bounces for women and juniors, court dimensions 9 m x 12.8 m
Triple: three players, three touches (but not two consecutive touches by the same player), one bounce allowed for men and two for women and juniors, court dimensions 9 m x 18 m
A set finishes with 11th point with a two-point difference, maximum score is 15:14. To win a match, the team has to win 2 sets. The height of the net is 1.10 m. The players may not touch the net during the game, otherwise it is a point for the opponent.
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