Spikeball is a hobby that I have taken up during my time at home. I have seen it before on TV, and they were even showing it for a bit on ESPN during the coronavirus lockdown. There are also a lot of highlight reels that are on the Internet, and some of the top Spikeball players have some amazing skills.
At first, I didn’t understand the appeal of Spikeball, but after playing it I realized that it is a ton of fun. It seems like such as simple sport to play, but there are actually a lot of tactics and strategy involved as well. However, it is also a game that you can start at a pretty high level from; this makes it enjoyable to play even if you have never played it before (as long as you have decent eye-hand coordination skills).
Also, it is a great game to play no matter where you are; you just have to bring the set (the setup time is only 5 minutes or so), and find a flat place to play. I normally play it at the park with my friends, but you can also play it at the beach, in your yard, etc.
Another thing a lot of people probably don’t realize about Spikeball (myself included before), is that it is extremely good exercise. I played for 2 hours the first time I played (I played like 12 games to 21 or so), and by the end of it I was really sore and out of breath. The muscles that were sore for me after playing were my hamstrings and forearms. I would say the physical exertion required is similar to that of tennis or half-court basketball, so it is not going to be an easy workout if you play.
Spikeball Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!