What is Spikeball?
You've seen that little black and yellow trampoline ball game all over but still have no clue why groups of people are spiking a ball down into it. Finally, you'll get some answers.
Spikeball is a new sport that's sweeping the nation. It's commonly referred to as the love child between volleyball and four-square. It is played 2 vs 2, with a taut hula hoop sized Spikeball net placed between the teams and a ball at the ready. A player starts the game by serving the ball down on the net so it ricochets up at his opponents. They have up to three hits between them (just like Volleyball) to control the ball and bounce it back off the trampoline.
When they miss, you score. Did we mention that there are no boundaries? Once a point starts, players can move or hit the ball anywhere.
For the full game rules click below:
Now, the next time you see Spikeball out in the wild, you won't have to pretend to know what you're talking about. Maybe you'll even have a set of your own to throw down and play on.