We recently came across this game in the store. We are always looking for fun outdoor games that we can all play as a family. My husband and I both remember a similar game as kids. Nostalgia probably played a part in making this purchase. At $29.99, it seemed a little high, but I will say it has been worth every penny. All of my kids from age 13 to 4 love it. I do feel a little worried when the 4 year old plays, because of how fast the ball swings around. We are just very careful when she plays.
The game comes with two paddles and a pole that comes apart for storage. The pole fits into the base and has a tennis ball attached to a long rope . The rope moves up and down a grooved section as you hit it back and forth. The object is to get the string all the way to the top or the bottom, depending on whether you are hitting backhand or forhand. You fill the base with water or sand to weigh it down for stability. It's a simple concept, but so much fun!