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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: BALL GAMES

_10 to 60 players._

_Gas ball._

The players are divided into two teams, and the players in each team
number consecutively. A net or string is placed across the schoolroom,
dividing it into two equal parts. The top should be six feet from the
floor. The game consists in batting the ball with the hand back and
forth over the string, a point being scored by either team whenever
its opponents allow the ball to touch the floor. The ball may be
batted (not thrown) in any way, but by only one hand at a time.

The players stand in the aisles, each having a required place in which
to stand.

The game starts by No. 1 on either side serving the ball, that is,
tossing it up with the left hand, and batting it with the right,
trying to get the ball over the net or string to the opposing side.

Two fouls in succession (failing to bat the ball over the net) changes
the serve to the other side; otherwise, the server continues until the
ball is returned by the opposite side and not returned by the server's
side. When this happens, the serve changes to No. 1 of team 2, then to
No. 2 of team 1, then to No. 2 of 2, etc.

The game continues until all players have served; or the game may be
played with time limits; that is, the team wins which has the highest
score at the end of a ten-or fifteen-minute period.

Every time that the ball touches the floor (not a desk) it scores
against that side on which it falls, counting one point for the
opposing team, irrespective of which team served the ball.

This schoolroom adaptation of Volley Ball was made by Miss
Mabel L. Pray of Toledo, Ohio, and received honorable mention
in a competition for schoolroom games conducted by the Girls'
Branch of the Public Schools Athletic League of New York City
in 1906. The game is here published by kind permission of the
author, and of the Girls' Branch, and of Messrs. A. G. Spalding
& Brothers, publishers of the handbook in which the game first

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