INTRODUCTION TO KHO KHO
Kho-Kho is a game of speed and control. It is based on natural principles of physical developement and fosters a healthy combative spirit.It calls for physical fitness, agility, speed, stamina and determination in a player. Dodging and controlled sprinting makes the game exciting. It has been extremely popular in all the Marathi speaking areas. For many years this game used to be played in an informal manner. In 1919 the Deccan Gymkhana Club of Poona tried to formalise the game and helped to increaseits popularity. The first edtion of rules,of Atyapatya Kho-Kho and Hu-Tu-Tu, was published in 1935 by the nwly founded Akhil Maharashtra Shareerika Shikshan Mandal. Three years later a second amendment as published.
The Kho-Kho field is rectangular and measures 34 metres by 16 metres. X and Y are two rectangles. One side of the rectangle is 16 meters (breadth of the playfield) and the other side is 4.8 meters. At M and N there shallbe tow wooden poles. M N is a centrallane 24.4 m long and 30 cm wide.There are eight smallsquares 30 cm by 30 cm on the lane (G). The center of each square is at a distance of 2.7 m form the center of its adjacent square. There are eight crosslanes which lie across the small squares and each of which is 16 meters in length and 30 cm in breadth, at right angles to the central lane and divided equally into two parts of 7.85 m and each by the centrallane (AB).