History of Tamburello

Tamburello is a sport of ancient origin, a version of which was already being practiced in the Roman period. It developed in Italy and from there spread to France, then on to other countries. The sport is a ball game and takes its name after the instrument (tambourine) used to hit the ball. The first Italian tournament was held in 1896, and the rules of the modern form of the Tamburello game were officially established in 1920. The International Federation was set up in October 1988 in Mantova (Italy).