SpikeBall is a trendy new game for the beach, grass, indoors, or pavement that has a lot of young Americans hooked. Folks say that if volleyball and four square had a baby, spike ball would be it.
The formal term for the sport Spikeball (The brand/company) created is called Roundnet.
Typically played with two teams of two players each, players have three hits to spike the small rubber ball on to the round net, which acts as a trampoline. Then the rules of volleyball apply – if it hits the ground before you can get it, or before you spike it again, it’s the other team’s point.
There are a couple more rules that you can learn about here:
Spikeball has more or less soared to success after being launched in 2008, and featuring on Shark Tank in 2015. It has caught a major following, and hosts multiple tournaments around America each month. It also helps when popular athletes and Dude Perfect promote your product.
Marshall Harris of ESPN said roundnet was “Easy to learn but difficult to master.”
You might have seen high school or college age kids out on the beach or at the park playing a couple of games.
Who can blame them? It’s good exercise, competitive, strengthens bonds between people, easy to transport, and most of all, fun. I (if you couldn’t already tell) encourage you all to try out spikeball, and just have some fun outdoors!
With the popularity of roundnet rising and Spikeball’s revenue growing, it may well become the next major sport in America.
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