Paintball is a technical sports game from the category of extreme, simulating transient fire contacts in a limited space. A special pneumatic device (marker) and gelatinous balls with paint are used for such imitation. Games are held in the forest or open fields, and premises with natural or artificial obstacles and shelters. There are three kinds of paintball – it is a form of recreation for everyone; it is a way of training for security guards, police or special forces; and it is a sport for tournament teams. The game is played with the participation of two people or teams (3 or more people) according to different scenarios in the presence of judges. The game usually lasts up to 20 minutes. It is possible to play the game 10-15 times in one day.
Paintball as a form of recreation is very popular everywhere around the world. Data of statistics show that approximately 9 million people worldwide play paintball from time to time. More and more people prefer playing paintball as the way of having pastime. This activity has been also gaining popularity among companies that choose it as a way of relaxation for their employees during various holiday or get-togethers. It is a pleasant way to spend time that doesn’t require a lot of financial costs. Besides paintball as an entertainment allows you to get rid of negative energy and acquire positive emotions.
Paintball as a sport is a sports game. Virtually since its appearance paintball has shown that it is a very promising direction for professional sports activities and since then this game is gaining popularity not only as entertainment but also as a serious sport. A lot of various tournaments have been held around the world for many years. The quality of the tournament is steadily increasing and it promotes the formation of a growing number of sports teams. Sports paintball is also commercialized. It requires significant investments from both the organizers and the participants, which makes it not a mass sports game, but a very popular form of sports entertainment.
Sports direction of paintball is a mixture of entertainment, fun, and hard work, as well as skills and player’s equipment. Although many teams approach paintball as a pastime, such teams are not making progress. That is why a mandatory attribute of a successful paintball sports team is training at least once a week, visits to sports halls, which also has a positive effect on health and well-being of a player.
Paintball is a technical sports game from the category of extreme, simulating transient fire contacts in a limited space. A special pneumatic device (marker) and gelatinous balls with paint are used for such imitation. Games are held in the forest or open fields, and premises with natural or artificial obstacles and shelters.