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Can you think of ways to introduce handicapping systems to sports?

For example - tennis. I'm playing against a much better player. How can I change the situation so that the better player is handicapped in some way so as to make the players equal thus resulting in a more competitive and enjoyable game? The tennis one is just an example. Would like to hear thoughts on any sport. I would like suggestions to look beyond the golf-type of handicapping where one player has a score penalty.

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Creator:UKJohn
Created:over 11 years ago
Activity:3 months ago
Users:5
Ideas:18
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The weaker player gets multiple tries.
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Flip side: Indefinite provisions for handicaps may kill the competitive spirits of weaker players. At the same time, stronger players may start grumbling
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A few seconds (say 1-5secs) of early free time during races, swimming, car race etc.
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The stronger player may be blindfolded in a chess game
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In chess, weaker player may be allowed to make a few extra moves at the beginning of game
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In chess, tronger player starts with one or more pieces and/or pawns less than weaker playe
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This idea is about individuals in football games rather than the whole team (I can relate to this - I had to go through my whole school life being useless at football): there could be 'exclusion zones' around weaker players. The player would have a set position around which the exclusion zone would operate. The player cannot leave the zone, but other players cannot enter the zone.
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Football: when the weaker team is awarded a free kick or throw-in, they could be allowed to progress ten metres before taking the kick or throw-in
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In tennis: stronger player could play with a smaller racket.
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In tennis: (would require a little technology) the net height could change; when the ball is on the side of the court where the stronger player is, the net could increase in height.
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In football: the distance from the goal where players can shoot from could increase for the stronger team.
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In football: when one team is better than another, there could be 'no-go zones' for the better team - perhaps an area around the corners of the pitch?
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In darts: the better player could play with darts that get progressively shorter, or heavier
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In darts: the better player could have to stand at a greater distance from the board