Amateur series polo games create excellent opportunities to learn and develop your skills before moving onto serious semi-professional play. I had the pleasure of visiting Lakeside Polo Club and engaging in the polo culture and play. With practice you will get better, more nimble and more able to "push" the ball. Polo is one of those sports that will teach you advanced skills on how to ride horses; likely why the calvary military/police once engaged in these games regularly for skill development.
Lakeside and Poway have some of the last green polo fields left (not in picture) after Del Mar closed a few years back.