By Samantha Holman, Event Specialist
We’re used to Texas A&M sports teams achieving high national rankings, but did you know an Aggie club team finished sixth in the Spikeball Roundnet Association’s College Power Rankings last fall?
Spikeball roundnet is a new recreational sport that requires agility, lateral movement, and hand-eye coordination. It’s similar to two-player volleyball, but instead of hitting a large ball over a suspended net, players hit a smaller ball into a circular net low to the ground.
Teams can still take three touches at a time — for a bump, set, or spike — as in volleyball. The objective is also the same: hit a shot the other team can’t return.
You can participate in this fun sport that’s sweeping the nation at the Spikeball Quick-Fire Tournament on Friday, Feb. 7, at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. In a quick-fire tournament, you play games in a few hours rather than all day.
Teams consist of two players at least 14 years old and will compete against those close to their skill level as the tournament progresses. The competitive division plays by the official Spikeball Roundnet Association rules, while the recreation division focuses on developmental skills and is more relaxed on rules.
Registration ends Feb. 5, the cost is $30 per team, and equipment is provided. Register at rectrac.cstx.gov. You can also call 979.764.3486 or register in person at the Parks and Recreation office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road.
About the Blogger
Samantha Holman is in her first year as an event specialist in the Parks and Recreation Department. A native of San Antonio, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Texas A&M in 2018.
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