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Hugh Dawnay's Tips

Major Hugh Dawnay is, indeed, the world authority on polo- the professor, the coach and, in many respects, an innovator who pioneered developments in polo that we now regard as obvious.” James Kennedy Waterford, 2003.
"Playmaker Polo is the best structured and most complete book ever written on how to play Polo and improve your game".
Hans Albrecht von Maltzahn, ex 4 goal player and now President of the German Polo Association.
This book contains 350 pages of dense and technical information.
Available Worldwide USA The Tackeria Britain : Riders and Squires, 8 Thackeray St London W8 5ET; 00442079374377.
Aside from numerous complimentary calls, letters and emails received by the author, the book is rated 5 stars on
Hugh Evans , founder of polo contacts calls it "Brilliant and favourite book".



The correct early placing of the hand and mallet is essential, and using the appropriate catchphrase should be helpful. This will give maximum scope for applying any swing modification.


The most dangerous time for N°2 to forget about defense, is when an attack is flying down the field. A sudden burst of acceleration by an opponent, to win a ride-off and hit a surprise backhand, can start an opposing attack instantly.

Hugh Dawnay Obituary


Poloconsult is with Hugh Dawnay's relatives in thoughts. Alexis Ruffat will never forget this day when he invited Hugh and his family to an "asado" in his former polo club (Military polo club San Jorge, Hurlingham, Buenos Aires). While eating, Hugh told Alexis that he was very happy to be there: he played in this club 35 years ago as captain of British army team against the Argentine army team. During the official dinner following this game, a young Argentine Lady gave him a "whiplash", she became his spouse. He had never come back to the club after this very special day.


We are very sad to announce you the death of Hugh Dawnay, a great polo player and a friend. We will send you the Obituary that wrote his close friend Chris Ashton in a couple of days.


The thumb and index finger take the majority of the weight while the other three fingers assist you to hold the mallet lightly.