The one where El goes mad for Swingball!
We went to an activity day in a local park, and played Swingball. It was fantastic and we were thinking about buying one for our own garden, but our garden is a bit small and we weren’t sure. And then the Swingball people got in touch and asked us to review Swingball Pro, so we had a chance to find out. Yaaaay!!!!!
However, it’s been raining for the last few weeks. You can’t play Swingball in the rain, right?
Wrong – you just need to put your coat on:
We has ENDURANCE!
We have been playing the advanced version which is called Swingball Pro.
You have to fill the base with water or stones (or even sand if you live on a small beach) to make it sturdy, but it’s very easy to set up. (This is what makes it different from the classic original Swingball, where you put the pole in the ground.)
It’s very sturdy and hasn’t fallen over when we’ve been playing, even when we’ve whacked it very very hard.
You can adjust the length of the rope, so you can still play even in a small garden like ours.
The down side
You have to watch out for the ball as it really hurts if it whacks you in the face. El can still feel that bruise. Plus if you play it for too long you can get blisters on your hands from the bats. They can hurt your hands! And we now have two worn out places on the grass where we have been playing it. ElDad is reeeeally thrilled about that!
Also, we discovered that cats aren’t very good at Swingball. And Dennis really, really wanted to play:
El is now on a personal mission to play Swingball every day from now until the end of June when our next door neighbours are coming back from Korea and will be able to play with us, and we will challenge them to a Swingball tournament. HAHAHA!
Swingball Pro is available in lots of toy shops and places like Argos or John Lewis, and online at places like Amazon, priced around £40, or you can get classic Swingball from about £15.
Or you could just come round our house and watch El play swingball.
(Also Jae has been playing it in the daytime when El is at school and thinks that nobody has noticed)
El & Jae