Many skilled Sepak Takraw players from Tagum City, located in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines, have represented the province and the country in national and international competitions. Sepak Takraw, a sport that originated in Southeast Asia and played with a rattan ball and a net, is popular in the city. Players use their feet, knees, chest, and head to hit the ball over the net instead of their hands, similar to volleyball. Teams of three compete to score points by hitting the ball over the net and making it land inside the opponent’s court.
Tagum City has several Sepak Takraw courts and teams that train regularly and participate in local and national tournaments, playing the sport both recreationally and competitively. The city government supports the sport’s development by organizing events and providing training facilities for athletes. Sepak Takraw has become an integral part of Tagum City’s culture and identity, beloved by its people.