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Getting started with Spikeball

Learning the game, and having that first GREAT rally, is an amazing feeling. Below are some tips to get started.

Equipment Set-UP

  • Ball inflation: Your ball should be 85% inflated right out of the box. This is the recommended amount. Add air for more bounce, but be careful as the ball will be harder to control!
  • Net tension 1: Pull the net really tight and feel free to re-tighten as it breaks in.
  • Net tension 2: Once your net is installed drop a ball from shoulder height over the center of the net. The ball should bounce up to at least knee height.

ways to play

The official rules can be found here, but we have a few rule variations to help you learn the ropes. Rule #1. If you’re having fun you’re doing it right!

1. Catch and Throw

For our youngest spikers. Players throw the ball off the net and catch it.

2. Pass and Spike

Hit the ball to another player to try to spike it off the net. See how long you can keep the rally going.

3. Standard Roundnet

Standard rules. Similar to volleyball, one team serves the ball off the net. Their opponents have up to 3 alternating hits (think bump, set, spike) to return the ball onto the net.

4. 1 vs 1

Similar rules to 2 vs 2 but each player has up to 3 individual hits to return the ball onto the net.

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