Step 2: Beginning Play

Fundamental Rule
Both players may only hit the ball with the protected places of the body. These are the forearms to fists and knees to toes.

Beginning Play
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

wow i should suggest this for a PE class
That'd be great to see high schoolers engaged in squash court combat. <br><br>If you're interested in other invented sports, check out chamball.org for Outdoor Chamball. It has a similar core rule, but with the addition of having the ball on a rope for a new range of moves in addition to striking.<br><br>If you're in the New York City area, you can also come play with us during one of our weekly pickups.
Four of us just played what we called 'Team Chaam', where two teams of two battled against each other in a racquetball court. Each team got 10 points, and all but one rule remained the same- Instead of the ball having to hit a wall between each touch, you could 'pass' it between teammates as long as the ball only touched the protected body areas. The team passing added an interesting new element, as you have to defend against multiple attackers. On the other hand, you have multiple targets :-)
That's so coincidental! We just recently finished an outdoor team version of chaam (now called cham ball).<br/><br/>Here's a video: <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://blip.tv/file/2320384/">http://blip.tv/file/2320384/</a><br/><br/>We'll have a new instructable for the outdoor team version soon. It's somewhat similar to what you've described with passing. Now, there's also use of swinging the rope for radial strikes and holding and passing the ball.<br/>
Crazy but interesting, thanks.
this game looks awesome. the pure idea of this specific combinatin is genius.
If any of you guys are around the NYC area, we're going to be playtesting a more accessible outdoor version soon. The rules will change a little bit, but the core of "martial arts meets dodgeball" will remain.
What a great game you guys have here. I could see this getting pretty intense. I know that I'm definitely going to get a few friends together to try this out.
it looks pretty amusing great idea
That is ARSE-KICKIN! Great game, great Instructable!
Sounds like a load of fun!
I've played this 3 times now with my buddy Mike. We play in a racquetball court with a size 4 ball and it's quite a work out. Besides a few blisters on our toes and knuckles, this game hasn't really left us very damaged (much less than I had anticipated). Go out there and play! Watch out for the laser-fast kick to the face from across the court though, that's a killer!
ahh yeah ae na mabey nuhy
Head gear... ... ...?
if you want. i get hit in the head a lot and it's not that bad. i wear hand wraps because of hitting it there constantly and to keep my wrists straight.
Nice work, this is a great instructable!
Thanks! We're having a ton of fun playing it. The school we go to is even considering making it a club sport in the fall!
YAY! wanna try this!!! awesome!
Most fun sport EVER!
That looks pretty cool (except 1:45 in the video.. savage >_<). I like the way the players do those Ong-Bak style blocks with one shin and both forearms, this game might be a good block-and-counter martial arts exercise.
Totally. The most natural ways to block those unprotected areas are to raise a front leg and put your fists up in front of your face. It automatically starts to look like martial arts because they share similar goals: "hit him where he's weak"
yah, i know the block(7 year's of martial arts exp)<br/>raise the right leg, put your left forearm 45* up and your left one 45* down.<br/>it would be perfect!!! :P<br/>
Wow this is very good, a great way to use a squash court too ! :P Voted for this + 5stars

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