— Adults. They, too, need fun stuff for the holidays.
From sweet treats to things with wheels, some ideas for pleasing a child at heart this holiday season:
Move over pickleball, Jazzminton Sport is on your tail. It’s an indoor-outdoor game played with paddles and birdies and a unique net with a horizontal cut out. There are no boundaries. No court is required. Set up is simple. Two people play. Just bat the birdie back and forth through the hole until the winner reaches an agreed-upon point number. $199.99.
If one net isn’t enough, go for four with Crossnet. It’s a four-square-meets-volleyball game for indoors, outdoors, on sand or concrete, in water or on grass. Play is, uh, complicated. In a nutshell: Four people are up or break into teams of two. Play goes around one hit per return across four nets until the ball hits the ground or goes out of bounds. People are rotated in and out. The net height is adjustable. $149.99 at Crossnetgame.com.
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If you’ve never heard of Jazzminton before, it’s time to learn all about it. This game, invented in Clearwater, is now being sold nationwide, and you can expect to see it being played in backyards, beaches, and parks throughout the summer.
The game is played like a cross between badminton or pickleball, but you hit through the net instead of hitting back and forth over a net.
Creator Steven Mueller, from Switzerland but now lives in Clearwater, has been putting this game together for the last four years. He wanted a game that didn’t require a court and was easy to assemble and transport, thus resulting in his new game, Jazzminton!
Since its debut in November, its already stocked on shelves in more than 200 stores nationwide.
Learn more or get your Jazzminton setup at FunSparks.Com