This Southeast Asian sport has gained a following all over the world thanks to the acrobatic moves of its top players. The game, which has its roots on the Malay Peninsula, can best be described as foot-volleyball. Players primarily use their feet to move a small ball made of woven rattan over a net roughly 5 feet tall.
Sepak takraw is played recreationally all over Southeast Asia and is a part of major athletic competitions such as the Commonwealth Games and SEA Games. In the U.S., it is played recreationally by members of Southeast Asian immigrant communities.