Friday, June 15, 2012
Teams play any format you desire: singles, doubles, relay tennis, cross court, etc. Team that wins the point gets one can to start their stack. Play continues and teams compete to see who gets the most cans and builds the highest stack. First team to stack all of their allotted cans, wins.
Stack can be built anywhere on the court. Light bulb should be going on for you here. If you are working on specific shots or strategies, integrate into your Stack 'Em game. For example if you are working on keeping rally balls in the middle of the court, designate the T as your official stack location. If you are feeling really daring, let the kids decide where they want to build their stack.
Knocking down the other team's stack is allowed and encouraged. If stack is knocked down, too bad, so sad - other team has to start over. So this game really shines as a timed activity. Consider using it at the end of a segment/day/week. Expect to have trouble getting them to stop playing.