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What is Sepak Takraw?


Modern Sepak Takraw, or Takraw for short (also known as Kick Volleyball), began in Malaysia and is now their national sport. It combines elements of Soccer, Footbag, Volleyball, Baseball, Badminton, Gymnastics and the ancient sport of Sepak Raga. Read more...

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Sepak Takraw Association of Canada (STAC)

Address: PO Box 24101, RPO Broad St
             Regina, SK    S4P 4J8    Canada
Phone:    306-584-8778
Fax:       306-584-8778
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2022 Men's Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championship

Eight Teams - Opening Ceremony
Shake Hands
Sunback Spike - Team Weyburn
Serving - Team Regina
Roll Spike - Team Edmonton
Finals - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Place Teams

<p>The 2022 Men's Canadian Sepak Takraw Championship was a huge success! Eight teams with players from BC, AB, and SK competed for the national title. Here is our Media Release that highlighted the tournament results.</p><p style="margin-left: 80px;"><strong>Gold to Medicine Hat, Silver to Regina and Bronze to Calgary A</strong></p><p style="margin-left: 80px;">Sunday, July 31, 2022</p><p style="margin-left: 80px;"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Richard Engel, Email: <a href=""><strong></strong></a>;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Phone/Text: <strong>1-306-533-5589</strong></p><p style="margin-left:53.85pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Regina SK, Canada: </strong>The stage seating was full of spectators who came to enjoy watching the high level of skilled Sepak Takraw matches as the top 4 teams battled it out for gold! One spectator, who was very familiar with the sport because he had lived in Thailand – where Sepak Takraw is like their hockey in Canada – said that he heard about the event on the radio and just had to come. He was very excited to learn that there was a national association and a national championship for the sport right here in Regina, then was duly impressed with the level of play that he got to see!</p><p align="right">&nbsp;</p><p>For the first time in the history of the sport, it was a team from Medicine Hat, AB, (recent immigrants from Thailand) that took Gold, winning the final match against Regina in two straight sets, 21-11 and 21-15. While Medicine Hat team was ecstatic for the Championship win, The Regina team was disappointed with having to settle for the Silver medal, mostly because they knew that they lost some of their consistency, missing a too many serves and spikes, which proved to be a determining factor in the end result. They knew that they did not play as well as they did in the previous semi-final match where they came back to defeat Edmonton in 2 subsequent decisive sets after losing the first set … scores were 12-21, 21-13, 21-15. In Sepak Takraw, the team that wins the best out of 3 sets wins the match, with each set going to 21 points, but the set must be won by a margin of at least 2 points, up to a ceiling of 25 points.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Bronze medal went to the Calgary A team, who had a very relaxed, yet still impressive consistant playing style, after they defeated Edmonton in two straight sets, 21-15 and 21-19.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Next year’s Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championship is already set to be once again in Regina (hosting policy dictates that hosting cities host the event 2 years in a row before it moves to another city/province), and will be held on the Labour Day weekend in 2023, instead of the August long weekend.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Sepak Takraw Canadian Open 2018

STAC is proud to announce that the 2018 Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championship will be held in Toronto, ON, Canada, AUGUST 4th. We are very grateful for the organizing committee in the GTA that has been working to host this event in EASTERN CANADA for the first time in the history of the sport in Canada. Check out the Poster! Register now!

2017 Cdn Open in Regina / PDMs & CDMs for Sepak Takraw / New Rules / 2012 Cdn Open Results / Condolences / Message to Schools / Sask. Schools-Clubs / Programs & Equipment


WELCOME to the official website of the Sepak Takraw Association of Canada (STAC)! Sepak Takraw is best described as KICK VOLLEYBALL or SOCCER VOLLEYBALL. Enjoy Sepak Takraw equipment, resources, training, coaching, officials, DVD, videos, books, articles, news, pictures, and networking information found and updated here. Come back often! "Like" our new Takraw Canada (STAC) Face Book Page for a chance to WIN Sepak Takraw Products!


2017 Canadian Open, Wilson Field, Regina SK, August 5th:

STAC is pleased to announce that the 2017 Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championships will be hosted in Regina, SK, August 5th, 1:00 - 6:0 p.m. by the Regina Karen Youth Association as part of the Karen National Youth Conference! There will be teams from all across Canada, including THREE teams from Regina to represent Saskatchewan! It will all take place at A.E. Wilson Park, just north of Dewdney Ave. on McCarthy Blvd. ALL TEAMS NOTE: In the fall of 2013, the International Sepak Takraw Federation (ISTAF), in it's Congress, changed the rules to revert back to BEST OUT OF 3 SETS WINS A MATCH, BUT WITH EACH SET GOING TO 21 POINTS, HAVING TO WIN BY 2 POINTS UP TO A MAXIMUM SCORE OF 25 POINTS ... EVEN FOR THE TIEBREAK SET IF THE 3rd SET IS REQUIRED. All matches will be played following these new international rules.


Sepak Takraw Canada (STAC), “Has Set the Standard” 

STAC is Singled out and Highly Praised for its Sport Development in Canada

Media Release (for immediate release)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (Thailand time)

Udon Thani, Thailand: Secretary General of the International Sepak Takraw Federation (ISTAF), Abdul Halim Kader, singled out and highly praised the Sepak Takraw Association of Canada for its development of the sport, stating, “Canada has set the standard, has created a model that any other country, especially the newer countries in the sport, can follow.”  Richard Engel, President of STAC and administrator for Sepak Takraw Saskatchewan, was in attendance at the ISTAF’s Congress today that was represented by over 70 people from 36 countries altogether. It was hosted at the same time as the 28th King’s Cup Sepak Takraw World Championships. Mr. Engel presented ISTAF with the latest Editions of the Sepak Takraw Manuals that he has authored, and which have been instrumental in the development of the sport in Canada, USA, Europe, and even Asian countries … the 3rd Edition of Engel’s “Sepak Takraw 101” was translated into Indonesian language and put into 3000 schools in Indonesia in a joint project between Engel, STAC, an Indonesian publishing company and the Indonesian government. STAC’s Participant & Coach Development Models were also praised as templates that other new countries in the sport can follow to help them make their sport development plans. As well, at today’s Congress, Engel was re-elected into a third term as 1 of 10 Vice Presidents of ISTAF from 2013 - 2017.

Unfortunately due to a lack of funding and no sponsor, STAC was not able to send a team from Canada to compete in the King’s Cup, even though, as seen from the recent national tournament hosted in Calgary last month, Canada has several teams that have the level of skill necessary to compete in a world championship event like the King’s Cup.

Attached Picture: Elected ISTAF Council Members for 2013 – 2017, Richard Engel is in the back row, third from the right.



The Sepak Takraw 101, 4th Edition now has updated pictures and information throughout as well as a comprehensive "Phycological Training" section added, very useful for coaches wanting to take their competative teams to their highest potential levels. The Rules are now NOT included in this manual, rather, a decision was made to keep the rules seperate, in it's own book.

The Get Active Get Your Kicks - Sepak Takraw Skills Benchmarks and Evaluation Resource Manual, 2nd Edition has also just been re-written and published to be more applicable to Sepak Takraw programs anywhere.

The Official Sepak Takraw Rule Book, 4th Edition has been re-written to incorporate the new interntional rules in the games that came in 2011/2012.



STAC is pleased to announce that the 2013 Canadian Open Sepak Takraw Championships will be hosted in Calgary, AB, August 17 & 18, in the Calgary Volleydome. A BIG WELCOME TO TEAM COLOMBIA, SOME OF WHOM ALREADY ARRIVED IN CALGARY TODAY! CLICK HERE for details, registration forms, and sponsorship & volunteer opportunities.



STAC continues to work with the CAC in devloping its own certified Coaching Program for Sepak Takraw in Canada and as such has refined and updated its PDMs, to provide a better overall picture of the sport and who it participants are and how they move through the different streams within the sport. STAC's NCCP Committee has also competed a draft the CDMs, showing how coaches enter and move through the sport, including what training they get at each Coach Context. Click on the links below to see the respective models:



Traditionally a match was composed of 3 sets, with the first two sets going to 21 and a third tie-break set (if needed) going to 15, however, recent rule changes has seen a move to less points per set, but playing more sets per match. Now in most international competitions, a match is decided by the first regu to win the best our of FIVE 15-point sets (rather than three). In each set, if both regus are tied at 14-14, play continues until one regu wins by 2 points, up to a ceiling of 17 points. Click on the links below to download the corresponding NEW score sheets:



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