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Tetherball is for two opposing players. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, where a volleyball is hung from a rope, or tether. The two players stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each player tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope.


school kids playing tetherball yellow ball equipment on string on a pole with 2 kids playing and one kid watching

Tetherball is a traditional grade school game where two opponents stand opposite each other in hopes to securely spin a ball on a rope around a pole. Rules of the official ball size are unclear but can be purchased with a tetherball equipment set.

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