The net is positioned at the mid point in the pool to divide the pool into 2 court halves. This can be modified individually to pools of varying sizes so that pool depth and court area are evenly distributed.
Play can be single – 1 player each side of the net, or teams can by formed.
Each team can have up to 6 players at a time. Players should form either 1 or 2 rows of either 2 or 3 players per row on either side of the net.
Each team can have a maximum of up to 3 contacts [paddle hits ball] before the ball clears the net to the other side.
The same player cannot contact the ball twice in a row, this is considered a fault
If the ball hits the net it is considered a fault.
If a player hits the net while making a play on the ball it is considered a fault.
If the ball lands in the water it is considered “in”. If the ball hits the pool side or lands on ground outside the pool it is considered “out”.
Players can not catch, hold or throw the ball.
Players are not allowed to block the opponents serve with their paddles.
Players serve for each team from the back row in rotating turns. Players are allowed to switch positions during play but must return to their original position before the next serve.
Additional players may substitute during a match, up to 6 times per match.
“Time outs” can be called twice per match.
The player at the right back position “serves” the ball by tossing it in the air and hitting it with the paddle over the net. Only 1 toss is allowed.
A ”point” is scored when either 1. the ball is contacted [paddle hits ball] and put into the pool in bounds on opponents side of the net. 2. An error occurs (forced or unforced) by your opponent which renders them unable to return the ball over the net and in-bounds on your side of the net in their allotted three contacts [paddle hits ball].
Teams will switch positions by rotating clockwise each time they “side out” – win the rally after opponent’s serve.
A game is won when reaching either 15 or 21 points and leading by 2 points. Otherwise play continues, until the first team that reaches 30 points first will be declared the winner.
A match is won by winning best 3 out of 5 games.
All players are required to have fun while playing!
Rippleball® will keep the family entertained for hours!
Here’s what you’ll get:
4 Floatable Paddles (2 Teal, 2 Salmon) with wrist cords