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Springball court, For the cause

A springball court aboard DS9

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 up 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 2370, Nog stole Kira's springball racket, only for her to discover it two years later as he was selling off all 'his' possessions prior to attending Starfleet Academy. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

In 2373, O'Brien hid Kira's springball racket as she was then carrying his child and he didn't want her to take any risks. (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

At one point, when Julian Bashir was unknowingly subjected to a Section 31 simulation, Bashir had a hunch that everything was a set-up, a fake. He then tricked the simulated Miles O'Brien into giving away evidence of the suspected non-reality by telling him he had hurt his shoulder playing springball. When O'Brien said "Yeah, well it's fine now!," Bashir told him he never played springball, and that he hurt his shoulder from kayaking, allowing Bashir to know that it was a facade. (DS9: "Inquisition")

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