Schoolyard game still lives
I guess I thought that my brother and I, with the help of some neighborhood kids, had invented Wall Ball. We’d play against a friend’s garage door in our suburban neighborhood back in the 80′s. I hadn’t thought much about it since then, so I was surprised to see the game being played during lunch behind Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City.
The rules are fairly simple: A player throws a tennis ball or racquetball against the wall, when it bounces back someone else has to catch it or wait for it to bounce and then field it. If that player bobbles the catch and drops the ball, or if the ball hits him, he has to run and touch the wall before another player can get to the ball and throw it back to the wall.
The kids at Santa Fe South had two balls in play at one time, which made for an intense game. Here’s a couple of pictures I made from the court while I waited for another assignment to get started.
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