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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".



At any time in a chukka, you may interchange positions within your team and then, temporarily, you will cease to be the link to the goal, as another player takes over the job.


In order to playmake, you have to turn before the game does, by going into attack free, unmarked and facing goal to receive passes.


To participate effectively in a team as a playmaker, you must develop three abilities :

1/ To receive and give passes


During play when the ball crosses the backline, at either end of the Polo Field, do NOT STOP until in the correct position for the following 'hit in'.


For every 'shot' you make apply 2 Clocks. First the Pony Clock (PC), with '12 o'clock' between pony's ears and '6 o'clock' over pony's tail.