|Game equipment||Additional information|
|Flying discs||Flying discs are used for various games such as freestyle, disc golf and ultimate.|
|Goals||In many games, goals are at each end of the playing field, there are two vertical posts (or uprights) supporting a horizontal crossbar. In some games, such as football or hockey, the object is to pass the ball or puck between the posts below the crossbar, while in others, such as those based on rugby, the ball must pass over the crossbar instead.|
|Nets||Nets are used for tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, hockey and badminton.|
A different type of net is used for various forms of fishing.
|Racquets||Racquets are used for racquet sports such as tennis, squash and badminton.|
|Rods and tackle||Fishing rods and fishing tackle are primarily used for fishing and sport fishing.|
|Sticks, bats and clubs||Sticks are used for sports such as hockey and lacrosse.|
|Wickets and bases||Wickets and bails are used in cricket, and bases are used in baseball.|
Footwear for sports includes:
- Boards for surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding
- Skates for sports like roller skating and ice skating
- Skis for skiing and water skiing
- Football boots
- Cricket spikes
- Golf shoes
- Track spikes
- Prosthetics like the Cheetah Flex-Foot running blade
- Running shoes
- Walking shoes
Protective equipment is often worn for sports including motor sport and contact sports, such as ice hockey and American football or sports where there is a danger of injury through collision of players or other objects. Protective equipment includes:
Examples for training equipment include swiss balls, weights, chin-up bars, equipment for the gym. Also protective equipment such as weight lifting belts and bench shirts for weight training and powerlifting.
History and development of sports
Historically many sports have developed their sporting equipment over time. For instance, the use of a football dates back to ancient China, between 225 BC and 220 AD. As football remains the most popular sport in the 21st century, the material of the ball has completely changed over the centuries; from being made out of animal skin, to being lined with multiple layers of polyester or cotton.
As the sporting equipment industry improves, so does the athletes performance. This is due to the fact that the equipment is more efficient, lighter and stronger it forming a bio-mechanical system, interacting with the athlete.
Since the massive adoption of wearable, new sport equipment tend to be electronics and connected to deliver data performances.