Unlimited Ping Pong
An active mini-olympics sports game for large groups
- Standard (15 - 45 mins)
- No cost
- Some Mess
- Large Groups
How To Play Unlimited Ping Pong
2 long tables
1 ping pong ball
a paddle for each player
Push the long sides of the tables together so you have a large rectangle with a long seam down the middle.
Line up your group. (We count off just to cement in our heads who hits the ball to us, but numbers aren't used).
Have the players take up a position around the tables,(though you won't stay in that position, there is alot of moving around the table and trying to stay out of each other's way.) Player 1 rolls the ball down the table serving to player 2, then the person after player 2 goes, then on and on.
The rule is, the ball must hit the ground once before you serve it back up onto the table. The ball must also hit the table. Remember who you go after, because you'll need to be opposite them as they serve the ball to you.
Points in this game are bad. You don't want to accumulate them. However, if you miss, if the ball doesn't hit the ground once, or if it hits more than once, or if the ball doesn't hit the table, you get a point. If you get a point, you then take the ball and roll it down the table to the person who was to go after you. Get 5 points, and you're out. Or, shorten this game and just limit it to 3 points and you're out. The game goes until only one person is left.
Our youth leader made this game up and it can go on and on and on, so leave time if you have a large group.
on 6 June 2009