Water Balloon Tennis

water balloon tennis

Kids and parents, alike, will enjoy this fun new take on tennis... especially when the weather is hot.  This is a game that can be made as a family project within a short period of time.  We combined our DIY pool noodle racquets and some water balloons.  The result?  A bunch of outdoor fun!

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

What You Need:

  • Foam Pool Noodles
  • Mesh veggie/fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serated knife
  • Lightweight rubber ball

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece (half of the bottom on each end).  You want to be sure to cut "matching" mirror sides so that when you tape your handle together it will form a smooth cylindrical handle.  Also cut a slight angled piece upward from your original cut, so that the area above the handle "fits" together well.
  2. Tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide the racquet into the mesh bag and tape, tauntly, to the handle.

- See more at: http://www.ziggityzoom.com/content/pool-noodle-racquet-ball-game#sthash....

We love the fact that this game is safe even for young kids to play ... and it's an inexpensive game to make with a lot of play value.  Plus, did we mention it's lots of fun when the water balloons pop!

What You Need:

  • Foam pool noodles
  • Mesh veggie/ fruit bag
  • Duct tape
  • Small serrated knife
  • Water balloons

pool noodle toy

What to Do:

  1. Cut away a 6 inch piece from the bottom of each end of the noodles.  Be sure to cut "matching" mirror ends so that your handle will make a nice cylinder when the two ends are attached.  Also cut a small angled cut upwards from the original cut so that the handle fits nicely together.
  2. Using the duct tape, tape the handle securely.
  3. Slide each racquet into a mesh bag and pull taunt.  Tape the end of the bag securely over the taped handle,
  4. Fill the water balloons and let the games begin!

Foam tennis racquets

How to play Water Balloon Tennis?  Just serve the ball and hit back and forth ... trying to pop the balloons and get your partner wet!  Be sure to check out our other water balloon games.

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