The first true piece of sports equipment that man invente
was the bal
In ancient Egypt,as everywher
pitching stones was a favorite children's gam
But a badly thrown rock could hurt a child.
Looking for something less dangerous to thro
the Egyptians ma
what were made of pieces of animal's ski
sewed together and stuffed with feathers or ha
Even though the Egyptians were warlik
they found time for peaceful game
Before long they had developed a number of ball game
each with its own set of rule
Perhaps they played ball more for instruction than for fu
Ball playing was thought of mainly as a way to teach young m
the speed and skill they would need for war.