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Males versus women!

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Many’s the time that people have wondered whether Thailand’s second or even third choice players would make the semi-finals at an ISTAF SuperSeries event, such is their strength in depth. And several have also speculated as to how nicely the Thai women’s team would certainly do if they played against the best that the men’s competition has to offer.
Well, an experiment along those lines in fact took place a just over a month ago, in Malaysia! The Titiwangsa stadium in Kuala Lumpur played host to a match between the Malaysian nationwide women’s team and the Mass Media Sepaktakraw Club.

The latter, a good all-male team, won the encounter, but only by three models to one. It was played as a team file format match, with sets of six players on each side actively playing two sets each.

The “Keris”, as the Mass Media Sepaktakraw Club are known, were starting to warm up for their first competitive tournament from the season at the Mara University associated with Technology event. The Malaysian women’s team meanwhile were getting into shape for the King’s Cup in Thailand in August – where they finished third in Division 1 increases and team – and the Asian Games in Incheon being held at the end of September, where they were to make their first ever appearance at the games.

Men’s and women’s sepaktakraw is played under the exact same rules, with the only difference becoming the height of the net, that is set at 1 . 55 metres for the men and 1 . 45 metres for the women. Which height had been chosen for this match was not revealed, but hopefully the tape on top of the net swayed in favour of the women on occasion to level the playing industry!

And with tennis having mixed doubles competitions at the Great Slams and also the Hopman Cup offering one male and one female participant in singles and doubles, perhaps mixed teams will be something that functions in the future of sepaktakraw…

Who would your ideal mixed team feature? Would you want a male or female participant at tekong or striker?

Write in with your comments below or to Tweet me @sepaktakdrew

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Many’s the time that people have wondered whether Thailand’s second or even third choice players would certainly make the semi-finals at an ISTAF SuperSeries event, such is their power in depth. And some have also speculated about how well the Thai women’s team would do if they played against some of the best that the men’s competitors has to offer.
Well, an test along those lines actually took place a just over a month ago, in Malaysia! The Titiwangsa stadium in Kuala Lumpur played host to a match between Malaysian national women’s team as well as the Mass Media Sepaktakraw Club.

The latter, an all-male team, received the encounter, but only by three sets to one. It was played as a team format match, with models of six players on every side playing two sets every.

The “Keris”, since the Mass Media Sepaktakraw Club are known, were warming up for their first competitive tournament of the season at the Mara University of Technology event. The Malaysian women’s team meanwhile had been getting into shape for the King’s Cup in Thailand in August – exactly where they finished third in Division 1 doubles and team – and the Asian Games in Incheon being held at the end of September, exactly where they were to make their first ever appearance at the games.

Men’s and women’s sepaktakraw is played under exactly the same rules, with the only difference being the height from the net, which is set at 1 ) 55 metres for the men and 1 ) 45 metres for the women. Which usually height was chosen for this match up was not revealed, but hopefully the tape at the top of the net swayed in preference of the women from time to time to level the playing field!

With tennis having mixed doubles competitions at the Grand Slams and also the Hopman Cup featuring one male and one female player in singles plus doubles, perhaps mixed teams will be something that features in the future of sepaktakraw…

Who would your perfect mixed team feature? Would you want a male or female player at tekong or even striker?

Write along with your comments below or to Tweet me @sepaktakdrew

Photo credit to: New Straits Periods Online at http://www.nst.com.my/node/23701

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