A Battleground for BMXrs
Tetherball and BMX trails are made for each other,
Tejano BMX Trails ,
9th Street BMX all have highly active Tetherball courts with legendary ballers. Tetherball is a demonstration of classical mechanics and involves various principles of mathmatics and physics, see
Photo Gallery below.
Tetherball is a child's game but it can be played by everyone. Most people remember it from elementary school. However, when played by grown BMXrs it is violent. The injuries include rope burn, busted knuckles, facial injuries, etc. It closely resembles fighting and proves to be excellent training. Requiring all the elements of boxing and martial arts:
- Hand Eye Coordination
- Hand Speed
- Spatial Awareness
Texas Tetherball rules:
- The court is spilt in half, you cannot cross into your's opponent's area.
- You cannot hold/grab the ball or rope.
- Kicking & kneeing the ball is not allowed.
- If you touch the rope, you cannot hit the ball again until after your opponent has hit it.
- The winner of the last match will start the game.
- The ball is raised with the rope taught and dropped to bounce off the pole.
- After the ball bounces off the pole 3 times, it is struck by the player whose court it lands in. That player gets to choose which direction the game goes, clockwise or counter clockwise.
- The game is won when the rope has completely wrapped the pole so completely that the ball is touching the pole.