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Object of the Game
Deplete your opponent's points by hitting them with the ball anywhere EXCEPT the elbows to fists and knees to feet .
Let's get started...
Step 1: Preparation and Supplies
1.) A size 3 soccer ball. It's like an indoor or kids soccer ball.
2.) A squash court - for a nice tight game with lots of ricochets.
A racquetball court - for a more endurance and strength focused game.
3.) A lot of water...preferably beforehand...it's gonna get hot in there.
4.) OPTIONAL boxing hand wraps to protect your knuckles and wrists.
That's it! Let's Begin.
Step 2: Beginning Play
Both players may only hit the ball with the protected places of the body. These are the forearms to fists and knees to toes.
One player stands in the left starting area and the other player stands in the right. They each have 10 points to start. The older player serves first.
The server tosses the ball up and strikes it at the serving wall above the bottom serving line. As soon as the ball is struck, both players are free to move to any position on the court. The server may not touch the ball again until the other player has done so.
Moving on to Active Play
Step 3: Active Play
While the ball is bouncing, it is in Active Play and can be hit by either player after it is touched by the non-server. If at any time the ball stops bouncing and rolls for over three consecutive seconds (roll-out) or stops at all (ball-stop), Active Play stops, and the last player to touch the ball re-serves. If there is a roll-out or a ball-stop after a serve, the non-server becomes the server.
No points are lost for a roll-out or a ball-stop
On to Scoring, the meat of the game!