Buddy Hammon | Team Spikeball

Buddy Hammon

Mission Viejo, California

Meet Buddy

Born and raised in Orange County, California where the sun is shining all year round. As a kid, I could never sit still, which meant all the sports and activities: baseball, football, basketball, beach volleyball, skateboarding, gymnastics, dancing, you name it. I’m not sure if anything has been more true than the ad that popped up on my computer in 2010 that read “You may also like Spikeball”. How often does a unique new sport get created and how likely is it that you get to be a driving force behind its growth?


What started as explaining the game to people on the beach 10 years ago has developed into connecting with people all over the world through highlight videos and goofy content. Some of my best friends and favorite life memories have been a gift from Spikeball.

Signature roundnet move?

My backhand. You can also expect me to be dancing and singing my way through any game.

What's one thing everyone should experience in your city?

Make sure to take the 15 minute hike up Valido Trail in Laguna Beach. Truly a once in a lifetime view. Then head north to play some beach sports near the Huntington Pier.

Fav song on repeat?

Help Me Lose My Mind by Disclosure.