How to play

So you've seen that funky-lookin' trampoline game in the park and wondering why people are
hitting a ball down onto it?Finally some answers.

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The sport of roundnet, aka "that yellow trampoline game" aka "if volleyball and foursquare had a baby" aka "enough with the wit I'd like to read the rules," is played 2 vs 2. A player starts a point by serving the ball down onto the Spikeball net so it ricochets up at his opponents. The returning team has up to 3 hits between them (think bump, set, spike) to return the ball back onto the net. The rally continues until a team can't return the ball onto the net within their three touches.

If you like pretty pictures...

Teams of two set up in a cross formation


Team 1 serves to Team 2 to start a point

3 touches

Players have up to three alternating touches to return the ball to the net

360 degree play

After the serve, players can move or hit in any direction around the net


LScore when the opposing team hits the rim, the ground, or bounces the ball more than once on the net

For those that like to read. Or for those looking to settle a debate.

The Rules


How to assemble your net

Got your new set and ready to ball? Here's how to set up your net to get the best outta the game.

How to set up
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Master the basics with SpikeSchool

Check out our video series which covers all the basics and top tips. Get ready to beat all your buds.

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Different ways to play

Floor is lava, dino-arms, paddles, 3v3... there are a tonne of ways to mix it up! Perfect for the kiddos or for anyone just looking for a good ol' time.

Spikeball Mods

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Is it 'Spikeball' or

If you wanna get real nerdy, read this

Full Official Tournament Rules

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