The first mention of quidditch came during J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. In these books wizards flew around on brooms and played with enchanted balls. Thanks to this inspiration the sport of quidditch exists in real life as well. Players compete with broomsticks between their legs while simultaneously catching and throwing balls. The sport is fast paced, physical, and delivers some serious nostalgia, making you feel like you're in the wizarding world.


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What is Quidditch?

Quidditch is a sport loosely based on Harry Potter, but it resembles a mix of rugby, hockey, and even basketball.

Is Quidditch a real sport?

Although it is more popularly known as a fictional sport, quidditch does actually exist in real life! An adaptation of JK Rowling's magical game of quidditch was created in 2005. Leagues and teams exist in several different countries, as the sport is gaining traction.

How is Quidditch played?

Quidditch is played either indoors or outdoors, on a grass or turf field. Players hold onto broom sticks while they run around, and try to score more points than the other team by scoring "goals" all while avoiding other players.

How many balls are in Quidditch?

There are a total of four balls within a quidditch match. That includes three "bludgers" which are kickballs as well as one "quaffle" which is a volleyball. Each team always gets to have possession of at least one bludger, with the third ball rotating freely from team to team. Sometimes the snitch is considered a ball, as it is a tennis ball inside a sock, hung on a volunteer's waist.