• FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White
  • FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White
FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White
  • FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White
  • FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White
FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White

FH500 Dimpled Field Hockey Ball - White

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Designed for field hockey training and matches on wet pitches

The dimples ensure a good ball trajectory on wet turf

Main fabric: 100.0% Polyvinyl Chloride


ball touch

Hollow PVC ball. Soft.


Dimpled playing surface ensures good trajectories on wet turf


Detailed description

Rotomoulded PVC. Hollow. Dimpled surface for stable trajectories on wet turf.

Weight and diameter

Weight: 160 g; Diameter: 74,8 mm

FIH standard 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. There are "mini" balls - standard sized but lighter weight - for teaching young children, as well as "street" balls - smaller and lighter - for playing outdoors, in the road, at home, etc...

How are hockey balls made?

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 sandy pitches. A dimpled ball is suited to wet turf, since it provides better traction on the surface and stick in a damp environment.

Training or match ball?

Compared to training balls, match balls are higher-performance when it comes to 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, stylists, prototype and lab technicians, Jill Boon, Berta Bonastre, Thomas Briels and Victor Charlet), players in our partner clubs or from our community, and specialists in R&D and the Decathlon industrial process for plastic components.


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

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)],

Approved by our athletes (continued)

Thomas Briels [captain of the Belgian national team, triple Olympian (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016), Olympic vice-champion in Rio and on his way to Tokyo 2021, 2018 world champion, 2019 European champion, captain of Oranje-Rood (Netherlands)] and Victor Charlet [captain of the French team, player on the Waterloo Ducks (Belgium), 2018 World Cup].