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Whirlyball: Ride the indoor activity magic

Have loads of fun playing whirlyball — essentially a mix of bumper cars, basketball, and lacrosse — and there’s a central location near Fort Worth.

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When you did bumper cars a kid, you probably never imagined doing it with paddles and a ball, but innovation comes to the world in interesting ways.

Photo courtesy of Whirlyball Twin Cities

We’re at that time of year where we consistently look for indoor activities to get out of the heat, and after a few options for axe throwing, it’s time to talk Whirlyball.

What’s that?

Whirlyball is a mix of basketball, bumper cars, jai alai, and lacrosse. Teams of five ride around in bumper cars called “Whirlybugs” and carry a scoop, designed to pass a Wiffle ball.

The goal

You shoot the ball at the goal trying to score a “Whirlic.” You can’t leave the car or touch the ball with your hands. If you ram someone from behind, that’s a four-point deduction. The game is played with a 15- or 30-minute running clock.

Where to play

Check out Whirlyball Texas at 147 E. Harwood Rd., Hurst. One-hour sessions are $184.76 on weekdays + $203.23 on weekends. 10-person party packages are also available.

Many Whirlyball enthusiasts will tell you “it’s about finesse, not power.” Isn’t everything?

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