KHO KHO ground is rectangular in shape and to be made either in outdoor or indoor. In outdoor, it should be made on a leveled clay surface and in indoor, it should be made on a wooden surface/synthetic suface/synthetic mat as prescribed.
The playing area of KHO KHO formed by the meeting of End Lines and Slide Lines at A, B, C, & D is known as FIELD.
The area between the Post Lines formed by points E, F, G & H is known as COURT.
The lines AB and CD running parallel to each other and equal to the width of the KHO KHO Field are known as END LINES.
The measurement of END LINE for
The lines AD and BC running parallel to each other and equal to the length of KHO KHO Field are known as SIDE LINES.
The measurement of SIDE LINE for
The strong wooden or fiber post (as rigid as wooden of fibre post), smooth all over & 120 to 125 cms. above and perpendicular to the Ground, fixed firmly in the Free Zone to tangent (right angle) to the Post Lines at M & N is known as POST. The points M and N shall coinside with centre of the Posts and shall be at a distance exactly half the width of the KHO KHO Court & touching the Post Line. Their diameter shall the uniform throughout and shall measure between 9-10 cms. The Post shall not be tapered. Top of the Post shall be free from any sharp edges. The Post shall be painted by any color (preferberely white color).
CENTRAL LANE is a rectangle in between two Posts measuring 30 cms. width and length equivalent to the length of the Court, which divides the Court in to two equal halves.
The length of the CENTRAL LANE for
Each of the rectangles, measuring 35 cms. in width for MEN/WOMEN & JUNIOR BOYS/GIRLS and 30 cms. for SUB-JUNIOR BOYS/GIRLS and equivalent to the width of the Court intersects the Central Lane at right angle is known as a CROSS LANE.
The area of 35 cms. X 30 cms. for MEN/WOMEN & JUNIOR BOYS/GIRLS and 30 cms. X 30 cms. for SUB-JUNIOR BOYS/GIRLS formed by intersection of Central Lane and Cross Lane is known as CHASER BLOCK.
The distance between two adjacent CHASER BLOCK for
The distance between Post Line and First Cross Lane for
The lines which are at right angle to the Central Lane and run parallel to the Cross Lane at tangent (right angles) to the Posts are known as LINE OF THE POSTS or the POST LINES (EF & GH).
LINE OF THE POST
The portion of the Field from End Line to Post Line on either end of the Court is known as FREE ZONE.
The dimensions of the FREE ZONE for
The area surrounding the Field with a measure of 1.5 meters in width is known as LOBBY.
Width of each line should not less than 2 cms. and not more than 4 cms. including all the measurements.
The area marked in the Lobby away from the Side Line on both side of the Scorer's table measuring 50 cms. in width and from Post Line to Third Cross Lane in length is known as ENTRY ZONE. It is meant for the Runners to take entry in the Court for their Defense.
The dimensions of the ENTRY ZONE for
Area earmarked for Players, Coach and Manager on either side of the Field and adjacent to the End Lines is known as TEAMS BLOCK ( A/B ). Chairs/Benches should be arranged for Players, Coach & Manager as specified in the diagram.
The players of the side who pursue the opponents and occupy the Chaser Block are known as CHASERS.
A player who pursues the player/s of the opposite side i.e. Defender/s with a view to tap and touch them is known as ATTACKER.
The player of the side other than the Chaser are known as RUNNERS.
The Runner who are inside the Field for his turn of Defense is known as DEFENDER.
One who is actively being chased is known as ACTIVE DEFENDER.
To give KHO, an Attacker should touch the Chaser by his hand from behind him in between imaginary shoulder line & waist line and then utter the word "KHO" loudly and distinctly. Giving KHO is a process of an Attacker becoming a Chaser and Chaser becoming an Attacker.
If an Attacker or Chaser violets any Rule is known as FOUL.
When an Attacker goes from one Post Line to another Post Line or after getting KHO, if he goes towards a particular Post Line, he is said to have taken a direction.
An imaginary line running throught the center of the shoulders of an Attacker is known as SHOULDER LINE.
When an Attacker while going in a particular direction touches the ground which he had already covered (the ground covered will always refer to area covered by rear foot in opposite direction), he is said to have receded. But, if an Attacker executing Post Dive, the grounded foot of an Attacker if recedes it wil not be considered as Foul.
When an Attacker loses contact of his feet with the Free Zone and comes in contact with the Court by his feet, he is said to have left the Free Zone. But while attacking towards Side Line, Attacker should maintain/follow the Rules & Regulations of taking direction and receding. However, he may use the Free Zone.
When Attacker loses contact of his feet with the Court and comes in contact with the area of the Free Zone by his feet, he is said to have reached the Free Zone.
If a Defender loses contact of his feet with the Field and goes out, he is said to have gone OUT OF FIELD.
Runner is said to have entered the Field as soon as he loses the contact with the ground outside the Field with his feet and comes in contact with the ground inside the Field with his feet.
Following age group and criteria is fixed for classification of JUNIOR and SUB-JUNIOR category.
INDEX FORMULA : Height in cm. + Weight in Kg. + Completed Age in Years.