Mission Statement
The FistBall Fedaration of India (FFI) is the National Governing body for the sport of Fistball in the India, as recognized by the International Fistball Association (IFA). The vision of the FFI is to be acknowledged as a competitor in Fistball.

Fistball belongs to the group of games wherein a ball gets hit across a net from one  half of the field of play to the other. As in tennis and volleyball, the aim is to place the ball in the opponents' half in such a way as to not allow them to reach it - even after a bounce. The ball is hit with fists or arms. After passing the net, the ball may be contacted up to three times by the five players on each team - with a bounce being permissible before each contact.

The earliest known written mention of the game is by Roman Emperor Gordian III and dates to the year 240. Rules for an Italian version of fistball were recorded by Antonius Scaiono in 1555. In 1786, Johann Wolfgang Goethe who mentioned fistball games between 'four noblemen from Verona and four Venetians' in his diary An Italian Journey


What is Fistball

Fistball is a game like volleyball. Two teams with five players each are competing on a 20 by 50 meter field which is divided into equal courts by a string or net, up to 6 cm thick. It is 2 meters high and tightened between 2 poles. The serving line is 3m from the middle line directly below the net. The object is to not have the opposing team successfully return the ball. Like volleyball, each team has three hits to return the ball. They may only use the arm or fist to strike the ball. The ball is allowed one bounce before striking it or it may be taken out of the air.