Welcome to Prigus Sport

Once considered the most popular sport in America, Prigus captured the hearts of Americans for many years. It was a sport than combined pure athleticism and brilliant strategy, and provided towns and cities with pride, hope, and entertainment during a time they needed it most.

We’re here to guide you through the almost lost sport of Prigus. Our objective at the Prigus Sport Historical Society is to preserve the rich history and amazing stories that this sport generated over so many years. Please visit our site and learn about Prigus Sport!

Thank you and enjoy, Langston Abernathy, Esq. III.

18 cities across the United States were selected for Prigus teams starting in the East and slowly making their way across the country.  The teams originally were established outside the main cities in the smaller market towns because of the size, advertising disputes and zoning restrictions.  As the sport grew in popularity so did the towns,  Not only did they did grow in population,  but more importantly became hotspots and brought attention to the areas.  The colleges' academic and sport programs grew and quickly became desirable schools to attend. There were plans to move the teams to the bigger cities, but the pride of ownership and sometimes the backbone of the towns petitioned them to stay.  The legal battles continue but there hasn't been any real threat of a team leaving their city anytime soon,

 

Each Team in the league has their own specially designed game paddle.  The regulation Prigus Paddle is a hand crafted piece of pine wood that measures 22 inches long by 5 inches wide and 3/4 of an inch thick. The playable part of the paddle is 15 inches and the handle is seven making up the 22 inches.  The factory that produces all of the paddles since 1922 is in Clayton county Georgia about 10 miles from Rabun Gap.  Each Player has their own paddle with their number on it and is equipped with around three to four paddles per game. They get beat up, splintered and sometimes broken in half.  Some players drill speed holes in their paddles for faster movement and a lighter feel. Unfortunately their paddles become more fragile and sometimes they run the risk of going through several in a game.  Speed holing paddles is not encouragement but overlooked most of the time, it depends mainly on the officials and what kind of mood they are in during game day.