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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- 3 or more players
- Tennis ball or racquetball
- Paved surface
Break the ice
Throw the ball against the wall. This is called breaking the ice. Throw it cleanly, and don't let it connect with the ground before hitting the wall.
Catch the ball after the bounce back. If you mishandle or drop the ball, run immediately to tag the wall before another player gets the ball and hits the wall with it.
Take your medicine
Be unsuccessful in beating the thrown ball and you have to stand facing the wall with your butt sticking out. The thrower then gets to throw the ball at your backside, as the name implies.
Get an out
Catch a fellow player’s ball before it hits the pavement and the thrower is penalized with one out. If a player drops the ball after catching it they also receive one out. 3 outs, and you’re out of the game.
Winning the game
Win the game by being the last player standing after all other players have been eliminated. Game rules and terminologies may vary by region, but all share the common Butts Up bond of brutal ball throws.