The word "spikeball" means "smash ball" and combines two sports: volleyball and four square. The 360-degree trend sport is played with two teams of two players standing in a circle around a small trampoline - a kind of ring around which a net has been stretched. The aim of the game is to smash a small ball onto the net in such a way that the opposing team cannot return it and it touches the ground. The whole body may be used to receive or pass the ball. The question arises: When is the game won? Below you will find an overview of the most important rules of the game of Spikeball (also called Roundnet).
If you are playing Spikeball for the first time and do not (yet) know the process, you can use the following basic rules as a guide:
Important: When a point is awarded, the right to serve goes to the generic team - and the game starts over.
Similar to volleyball, the outcome of the game is decided on points, i.e. the first team to reach 21 points always wins. The rules are also similar – these include the most important ones:
The opposing team always gets a point if:
Note: You can find the official Spikeball rulebook here.
Not every set is equally well set up, so you should consider in advance what you need for your spikeball game - such as a trampoline with a net, matching feet and at least two balls. And that's not all:
The scope of deliveryDepending on the manufacturer, the scope of delivery includes a bag or bag for transport and an air pump for inflating the balls. If this is not the case, both can also be purchased separately. There are also special accessories that you can use to play spikeball in the water (i.e. in the pool).
The network It is important to know that there are networks of different sizes. The standard dimensions are usually 90 centimeters – but there should also be larger models for children and spikeball beginners, which guarantee greater accuracy. The harder the net is stretched, the easier the game.
The ballsThe balls also come in different sizes: the standard sets usually always contain the same sizes, but there are also other models for official tournaments that are used in competitions. When buying individual balls, always pay attention to the size and when inflating the balls to the bar information from the supplier.
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