The idea behind introducing the system, last year, was to reduce the issue of compression. Of the 763 female polo members registered with the HPA in the UK only 20 have a handicap of 1 or above, which leads to huge variations between players rated the same. Implementing the ladies handicap system has allowed for much more evenly matched games and more competitive women’s polo, allowing this side of the sport to continue to develop whilst not affecting women who also play competitively alongside men.
England’s highest rated female player Nina Clarkin thinks that “with the introduction of women’s handicaps, the sport has continued to flourish and enjoyed greater exposure and coverage, allowing it to develop and grow.”
For any enquiries please contact any of the following:
Chris Bethell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Clarkin – email@example.com
Tamara Fox- firstname.lastname@example.org