Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is pleased to provide polo enthusiasts with a quick guide, especially in his capacity as a Royal patron and the Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club of the United Arab Emirates. On the subject of handicapping, polo introduced a handicap system to the competition in 1888, designed to evenly match teams and their players of different abilities. Each player is handicap evaluated from -2 to 10. Handicap -2 polo players are beginners while a 10 handicap is extremely rare, designated only to a precious few polo players.
The exclusive and prestigious Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club of the United Arab Emirates is meticulously overseen by His Highness Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Al Nahyan is a scion of the Royal family of UAE and the Chairman of this venue for the ‘sport of kings’. Believing firmly that enjoyment of the polo match is enhanced and multiplied by knowledge of this ages-old sport, the website of Ghantoot outlines the field of play of a typical polo contest.