Roundnet, commonly known by the brand name Spikeball, is a fast-paced and exciting sport that has been growing in popularity around the world. It’s a team sport that is played with a small trampoline-like net and a ball. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the rules, gameplay and benefits of roundnet.
Spikeball was invented in 1989 by Jeff Knurek, who was looking for a way to create a new and exciting beach game. He created a prototype of the game using a mini trampoline and a beach ball, and the game quickly gained popularity among his friends and family. In 2008, Chris Ruder discovered the game while on vacation and saw the potential for it to become a popular sport. He founded Spikeball Inc. and began marketing and selling the game under the name Spikeball.
Roundnet is played with two teams of two players each. The goal of the game is to hit the ball off the net so that the other team is unable to return it. The ball can be hit off the net in any direction, but it must be returned by the opposing team within three touches. If a team is unable to return the ball within three touches, the other team earns a point. The first team to reach 21 points wins the game.
The game begins with one team serving the ball by hitting it off the net towards the other team. The receiving team must then return the ball by hitting it off the net within three touches. The game continues back and forth until one team is unable to return the ball, at which point the other team earns a point.
There are several different variations of roundnet, including singles and doubles play. In singles play, each player plays against one another. In doubles play, two players on each team alternate hits with the ball. The game can be played on various surfaces, including sand and grass.
Benefits of Roundnet
Roundnet is a great sport for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s a fast-paced and high-energy game that provides a great cardiovascular workout. It also helps improve hand-eye coordination, agility and overall physical fitness. In physical education students will develop striking and passing skills as well as offensive and defensive strategies, which can be used in a variety of sports and activities.
In addition to the physical benefits, roundnet is also a great social activity. It’s a fun way to meet new people and make friends while getting some exercise and having fun. It’s also a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
The equipment used in roundnet is relatively simple and easy to set up. The most important piece of equipment is the net. The net is circular and stands at waist height. It consists of a sturdy frame and a tight, netting link that is attached to the frame. The ball used in roundnet is small and bouncy, similar to volleyball or dodgeball.
There are several different types of Spikeball equipment available, ranging from basic to professional grade. Some of the more basic sets are designed for casual use and are made from plastic. They are easy to set up and take down and are generally quite affordable. Professional-grade sets, on the other hand, are made from higher-quality materials and are designed to be more durable and long-lasting. They are also typically more expensive than basic sets.
Roundnet is a fun and exciting sport that is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and make new friends. It fits a great unit in your physical education program as it is inclusive, active and fun.
SPARK is excited to introduce a new Roundnet unit this month as part of our online-only units. Visit www.sparkpe.org to learn more.