Have you recently been at the beach or around your local park and seen groups of people running around a net, spiking a yellow ball into it?
Welcome to the world of Spikeball!
Wondering what it is and how you play it?
What Is Spikeball?
Spikeball (also known as Roundnet) is a net sport with rules similar to volleyball.
Most commonly played by 2 teams of 2 players, points are scored by spiking the ball into the net so that the other team can't return it.
Ready to play? Here are the basics:
get a Spikeball kit with a 12-inch ball and a round net
determine a serving order
to start, the designated receiver takes position around the net and the server lines up 180 degrees across
serving positions rotate ninety degrees every five points
all players must begin 6 feet away from the net except the designated receiver
once the server strikes the ball, players can move to any position
each team is allowed 3 touches per possession and must alternate players for each touch
First team to score 21 points wins! Either team can win points once the ball is in play.
You win points if the ball:
hits the ground
is not returned to the net within 3 touches
directly hits the rim
bounces and hits rim or net again
rolls across the net
At the end of the point:
if receiving team wins the point — next player in serving order serves
if serving team wins the point — server switches position with their partner and serves to other team's receiving member
Alright, let's see if you get the rules!
You're the designated receiver for this point.
You receive the ball and bump it (touch 1).
The ball doesn't go in the intended direction.
You run and set it up (touch 2) for your teammate.
Your teammate spikes it into the net (touch 3).
In the above scenario, who gets the point?
You're all set to play Spikeball! Excited yet?