Tchoukball is an indoor team game which was conceptualized and developed only in the 1970s. But in a quick span of time, the game has become popular. While it is not commercially as big as football, basketball, volleyball, or any other mainstream sport for that matter, it is considered one of the noblest games in the world, thanks to the values it stands by. A lot of players, both amateur and professionals, play tchoukball for the simple reason that it has been designed in such a manner that the chances of players hurting or injuring themselves are very, very rare. This is precisely what Hermann Brandt wanted, as he hated to see players suffer career-ending and sometimes even life-ending injuries in other forms of sports. Tchoukball is played in an indoor court, which measures forty to twenty meters. At both the ends of the court, there is a trampoline kind of frame, which the tchoukball hits and bounces off. There is a D shaped area in both the ends of the court. Two teams compete against each other and players are meant to handle the ball in their hands. While they play tchoukball, each team member tries to escape from the opponents and throw the ball into the frame so that it hits the frame and bounces off the frame, outside the D area of the court. It should bounce off the frame without getting caught by any of the defendant team members. This is a genuine game and also considered too soft for some, as physical contact of any form is completely prohibited. This is the reason why the chances of over aggression, violence, and injury have been minimized like anything in this game.
Tchoukball is an international game which is played in a lot of countries including Japan, United States, Britain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Canada, and Italy. The game has both men’s and women’s versions.