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When kids played outside "Tetherball " I loved this game

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Posted 2 years ago

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Manikin
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He might be a tad short yet but a great old home made tetherball pole . When kids actually did not have cell phones and video games . This was popular back in that day . I have not seen one in a yard in many years but it was the game I loved to play . The little guy is a family member

Tetherball is a North American game for two opposing players. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, from which is hung a volleyball 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 counter (anti-) clockwise. 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. It must not bounce

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you mustang :-)
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Manikin,
    Great photo. This reminds me of when I lived on the coast in N. California, and about 6 years old, my brother & I was in the back yard playing tetherball, and all of a sudden, we couldn't figure out why the ball kept going around the pole and we couldn't hit it. It was our first remembrance of an earthquake.
    Dave
  3. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    great ,merry x-mas ,hope you had a good one
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    pw-collector I grew up in Southern Ca and we had earthquakes I remember them :-) was good if ball flew over your opponents head during it . Was a fun game . Thanks for the love !
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Merry Christmas Lundy hope yours was a good one have missed seeing you in awhile , glad to see you today :-) Thank you !
  6. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    good to talk to you to manikin .ive been in a rut with the slow work ,i went back to school at nights ,im graduating jan 10th hope santa was good to you
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Lundy you will have a new career after school ,that is good I am happy for you ! Good going and congratulations on graduating in a few weeks :-)))))
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Walksoft and Phil ! did they play tetherball in Canada too :-) Thanks for stopping xoxox
  9. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    thank you manikin ,hope all is good on your end
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    We have one in our yard Mani!
  11. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Tether ball!! What a blast from the past! We used to love playing it. I'm glad to hear you have one in your yard AmberR! Thanks for posting Mani.
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I will take on a game of tetherball Wolcott with you it is great , But you will have to let me cheat lol not so good at it anymore . Glad it brought memories for you :-)
    Thank you for such a great story you shared !
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I guess we all go to Amber's to play off and see who still has it in them :-) Rather cold now in your area Amber for it though . Glad to hear you have one . I have not seen one around here in years !!!!!!!! Thank you for the love and stay warm :-)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you mrmaj :-)))))))
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd :-)))))))))))
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo :-)
  17. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
    love the picture ...........
  18. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1 and welcome to one of my posts . I appreciate your comment . Come again :-)
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky ! sorry I missed your name :-( but glad to see you !!!!!
  20. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you petey :-)
  21. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 months ago
    Had one too fun game.
  22. Manikin Manikin, 5 months ago
    Thank you nutsabot ! I loved playing this game it was my favorite .

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