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Which Game Employs The Largest Ball

Which Game Employs The Largest Ball

Which sports employs the largest ball? This are common questions asked by sports lovers who really want to gather some information.

Check out below list of ball sizes (the diameter of the ball is listed) for a wide range of sports. For comparison, we have only compared the sports that use round (spherical) balls. The smallest? A squash ball is just a little smaller than the golf ball.

sportdiameter (inches)diameter (mm)notes
Squash1.56 to 1.5939.5 to 40.5
Table Tennis1.640increased size from 38 mm after the 2000 Olympic Games.
Golf1.6842.67These are minimum sizes. The size changed from 1.62 inches in 1990.
Pool2..25 to 2.37557.15 to 60.33
Carom billiards2.4261.5
Tennis2.575 to 2.70065.41 to 68.58
Pétanque2 3/8″ and 3 1/8″70.5 to 80
Cricket2.80 to 2.8671.3 to 72.98 13/16 and 9 in (224 and 229 mm) in circumference
Field Hockey2.8 to 2.9671.3 to 74.8circumference 224–235 mm (8.8–9.3 in)
Baseball2 7⁄8 to 373 to 76
Wiffle Ball2.87 to 3.1573 to 80approx. size
Croquet3 5/892
Bocce4.2107the target ball size is from 40 to 60 mm
Lawn Bowls4 5/8 to 5 1/8117.5 to 130.2lawn bowls are not a perfect sphere
Shot Put4.33 to 5.12110 to 130men’s weights
Team Handball7.3 to 7.5185-191this is for the size III ball
Volleyball8.15 to 8.39207 to 213
Bowling8.500 to 8.595215.9 to 218.3this is the maximum size
Football (Soccer)8.5 to 8.8216 to 223dimensions for a regulation size 5 ball.
Korfball8.5 to 8.8216.5 to 224.4the size 5 ball for players >15 yrs. Size between 68cm and 70.5cm in circumference and weigh between 445g and 475g when fully inflated.
Water polo8.5 to 8.9216.5 to 226.0size 5 (used for male adults)
Basketball9.4238.8dimensions for a  regulation size 7 ball.

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