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FH500 Smooth Field Hockey Ball - Yellow


Designed for field hockey training and matches on sandy pitches

A ball for beginning and training on sandy and indoor pitches

Color: Fluo yellow


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Product benefits

ball touch

Hollow PVC ball. Soft.


Smooth surface for a smooth trajectory on sand-based pitches

Technical information

Detailed description

Rotomoulded PVC. Hollow. Smooth surface.

Weight and diameter

Weight: 160 g; Diameter: 74,8 mm

Approved by our athletes

Jill Boon [ex-captain and 302 caps on the Belgian national team, Olympian (London 2012), player for the Brussels Royal Racing Club (Belgium)]; Berta Bonastre [player for the Spanish national team, bronze medallist at the 2018 World Cup and 2019 European champion, Olympian (Rio 2016), on her way to Tokyo 2021 and player for Club Egara (Spain)], Laura Nunnink [player for the Dutch national team & 2017, 2019 and 202 European champion), Olympic silver medallist in Rio, on

Approved by our athletes (continued)

and Victor Charlet [captain of the French national team, player for the Waterloo Ducks (Belgium), 2018 World Cup].

Standard FIH weight and diameter

According to the FIH rules, field hockey balls must have a diameter between 71.3 and 74.8 mm and a weight between 156 g and 163 g. For kids who are just starting hockey, you can get "mini" balls which are standard-sized but lighter. There are also "street" balls, which are smaller and lighter and designed for playing in the garden/road/etc.

What's on the inside of your hockey ball?

A hockey ball is made of solid or hollow plastic. Elite level balls have a cork or rubber core. Depending on the composition of the plastic and the core, a ball will have a different feeling of hardness and different levels of bounce. The surface of the ball is either smooth or dimpled.

Which ball for which pitch?

A smooth ball is suited to sand-based pitches. A dimpled ball is suited to wet turf because it will provide better traction on the surface and stick in a damp environment.

Training or match ball?

Compared with training balls, match balls have better feel, trajectory and speed.


This ball was co-designed by our product development team made up of passionate hockey players (product managers, designers, engineers, garment designers, prototyping and lab technicians as well as our athletes, like Jill Boon, Berta Bonastre, Laura Nunnink, Thomas Briels, Victor Wegnez and Victor Charlet)Players from our partner clubs or our community, Decathlon specialists in R&D and the industrial process for composite plastics.


The information here was provided by the manufacturer or observed by our teams from samples received from the manufacturer.




2 years

Product concept & technology

Product Composition

Main part 100% Polyvinyl Chloride


Our balls are tested in the lab and in the field by our panel of testers under real playing conditions.

Approved By

Jill Boon (Belgium), Lucie Breyne (Belgium), Tiphaine Duquesne (Belgium), Judith Vandermeiren (Belgium), Berta Bonastre (Spain), Manuela Urroz (Chile), Laura Nunnink (Netherlands), Esme Burge (England), Thomas Briels (Belgium), Victor Wegnez (Belgium), Jacob Draper (Wales) and Victor Charlet (France)

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