Newest Review: ... for cord to go up or down the post. The ball is a tennis ball and the bats are quite large plastic affairs. As a child, we had a similar s... more
Member Name: purplekimmy
Advantages: Good fun for all ages
Disadvantages: Getting hit by the ball can really hurt
I love swing ball, another simple idea that I really wish I that thought of.
Swing ball is a game that is primarily for two people. You have the main post, which is inserted into the ground. At the top there is a corkscrew which has a line attached, at the end of the line is a tennis ball. The two plastic paddles/racquets are used to hit the ball in an attempt to either reach the top of the corkscrew or the bottom.
The paddles themselves are quite sturdy and although are fine for playing this game, they do limit the amount of force you can hit the ball with. Although the idea of the game sounds quite simple, your opponent (who also has the task of beating you, will be trying to hit the ball as well. Although you can get quite a hit with the racquets, if you miss a shot, because of the suddenly inability of the tennis ball to act and move like a normal tennis ball, it often moves in very strange ways. It will go off at a weird angle when you least expect it, making it harder for your opponent to hit, but equally making it tricky for you as well.
This game keeps both adults and children of any age amused for hours and the pole itself can be made shorter to accommodate younger players. Players should be careful of being caught by the ball on the leg or arm as when it gets speed up it can give you a nasty clout. You can also play this game with one only member, just randomly hit the ball backward and forwards, not as much fun as playing with two but its still quite fun.
Summary: Good clean fun for all the family