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Springball was a Bajoran game that was played by two people at a time, as a sort of full contact handball. The players attempted to hit the ball inside a clearly marked oval on the far wall without hitting the foul zones. The players could "body check" each other to disrupt a shot or to steal a shot of their own, but no punching or kicking was allowed. A player could also grab the ball out of the air with an ungloved hand, but then had to stand in place and throw the ball off the wall to set up a "shot" with the glove – only a hit with the glove could score. (DS9: "For the Cause" script)
Vedek Bareil Antos religiously kept up with the standings in the Bajoran Springball Championship, and was himself a player. Kira Nerys was an avid player of springball, and even had Chief O'Brien design a springball holosuite program. (DS9: "Shadowplay")
Another vedek, named Tonsa, was an excellent springball player, one of the best on Deep Space 9, according to Kira. Sarish Rez, who was terrible at the game, hoped to arrange a game with Tonsa to give Sarish a chance to talk to him about supporting Shakaar Edon in the Vedek Assembly. (DS9: "Crossfire")
In 2374, when Julian Bashir was unknowingly subjected to a Section 31 holographic simulation, Bashir tricked the simulated O'Brien into giving himself away by claiming O'Brien had hurt his shoulder playing springball. When O'Brien said it was fine, Bashir told him the injury was acquired from from kayaking not springball, allowing Bashir to know that the situation was unreal. (DS9: "Inquisition")