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Beach Games Tue Jul 22 2008

Spiking It Is the Only Option

UrbanDaddy points us to a recently revived beach game popping up along Lake Michigan this summer: Spikeball.

The rules are certainly ADD-friendly. A taut Hula Hoop-sized net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. They have three hits between them to control it and bounce it back to you. When they miss, you score. First team to 21 wins.

The game was created a few years back and eventually abandoned by the manufacturer, until a bunch of guys from Kankakee brought it back. Keep your eye out for the game when you're on the lakefront path this weekend.

 
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