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An Introduction to WhirlyBall Terminology

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WhirlyBall is a game that is truly fun for everyone. Whether you are planning a private party, a corporate party, or just want something fun to do this weekend, this is the sport for you. Use this brief introduction to WhirlyBall terminology to brush up on the game before you get out on the court.

First and foremost, you should learn about WhirlyBall itself. Stan Mangum invented this entertaining game by combining principles from basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and bumper cars. The sport requires no specific athletic abilities and provides hours of fun for all ages.

During a WhirlyBall game, each player gets his or her own Whirlybug in which to ride around the court. These electric vehicles are simple to use, fun to drive, and act a lot like traditional bumper cars.

During the game, the ball is passed with a scoop. Each player catches and tosses the regulation whiffle ball across the court in his or her own scoop. All WhirlyBall locations have scoops on hand, but players can also bring their own. If one player hits another player’s scoop, it results in a two-point penalty.

The term “Whirlic” is used when someone scores in the game of WhirlyBall. To score, one team must get the ball into the target on the other team’s side of the court. Doing this is worth two points.

The best way to learn the terms of WhirlyBall is to actually play the game. The many WhirlyBall locations are ready and waiting for you to come in and test your abilities. We cater to private parties, reunions, and anyone who wants to see what WhirlyBall is all about, so come in today to see these and other WhirlyBall terms in action. To learn more about the game or our venues, visit our website or call (773) 486-7777. 


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