Kansas Cyclists Saves Tennis Courts With New Sport

By: AP (Posted by Ariana Cohen)
By: AP (Posted by Ariana Cohen)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Topeka bicyclists have saved a couple tennis courts with a new sport, bike polo.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/WBfRGz ) reports that Shawnee County recently spent less than $200 to transform a dilapidated facility into the city's first bike polo court.

The work primarily consisted of installing a short fence between two tennis courts. That allows for more than one game at a time and prevents the ball from careening too far away from the match.

Topeka cyclist Andy Fry has plans to have a match every Sunday night through the fall.

Fry helped get the bike polo movement off the ground last year after finding out about a similar Lawrence group. Initially, players used mallets fashioned out of broom sticks and 2x4s. Now, they use PVC pipes attached to ski poles.

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