Often called box ball, sidewalk tennis is a tennis game that doesn't require expensive rackets or even a net! With a small ball and your sidewalk as a court, you can just have fun or work on your speed and skill.
What You'll Need:
- Two players
- Level sidewalk
- Small bouncing ball
Step 1: Choose two large sidewalk squares as your court. Only the ball can enter the court; players must keep their feet out. The center line between the two squares splits the court in two (as a net).
Step 2: Players stand at the edge of their squares.
Step 3: One player serves by bouncing the ball and striking it with an open hand. The ball should bounce once in the opposite player's square.
Step 4: The opposite player then hits the ball so it bounces once in the server's square. If a player misses, the opponent gets a point.
Step 5: Keep serving and hitting back. The first player to reach 21 wins. In some versions, the game continues past 21 until one player scores two more points than the other.
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ABOUT THE ACTIVITY DESIGNERS
The following activities were designed by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls.