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sports equipment

n. equipment needed to participate in a particular sport [syn: sporting goods]

Sports equipment

Sports equipment, called sporting goods where sold, is any object used for sport or exercise. Examples are listed below.

Game equipment

Additional information


The ball is often what a sport requires and revolves around. A sports ball is typically round, but can also be in the shape of a prolate spheroid in the case of a football or a rugby ball.

Sports are often named after the ball used, such as American football, baseball, basketball and soccer, or the ball is named after the sport.

Flying discs

Flying discs are used for various games such as freestyle, disc golf and ultimate.


In many games, goals are at each end of the playing field, there are two vertical posts (or uprights) supporting a horizontal crossbar. In some games, such as association football or hockey, the object is to pass the ball or puck between the posts below the crossbar, while in others, such as those based on Rugby, the ball must pass over the crossbar instead.


Nets are used for tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, hockey and badminton. A different type of net is used for various forms of fishing.


Racquets are used for racquet sports such as tennis, squash, and badminton.

Rods and tackle

Fishing rods and fishing tackle are primarily used for fishing and sport fishing.

Sticks, bats and clubs

Sticks are used for sports such as hockey and lacrosse. Bats are used for sports such as baseball and cricket. Clubs are used mainly for golf ( Golf club)

Wickets and bases

Wickets and bails are used in cricket, and bases are used in baseball.