Home About Programs UPBALL OTB Products Resources Contact
On The Ball Soccer
On The Ball Soccer, LLC 2005
giving players an understanding and love of the game

UPBALL Rules

UPBALL RULES: UPBALL rules are divided into two categories; Official Tournament Rules and rules for all other versions of the game. OFFICIAL RULES: Number of Players: Singles consisting of 1 player per side Doubles made up of 2 players per side Starting a Game: Predetermine server by coin toss, arm wrestle or a democratic vote based on good looks. The Serve: Player serving must stand behind end line.  No part of player’s body may touch line when serving. Players 7 and older – ball is to be dropped and struck out of the air. Players 6 and younger – may allow for one bounce before sending the ball over on a serve. Trajectory of serve – served ball may not exit through opponents sides of court.  This rule no longer applies when returned. Service chances – Players are awarded one chance per point to properly serve.  A proper serve must enter the opponent’s side without striking the net.  If ball strikes the net and drops over into the opponent’s court a second serve will be awarded. Ball striking net and dropping over into opponent’s side is permitted immediately after the service. Boundaries: Ball striking any part of boundary is considered “in play”. The Bounce: The ball may bounce one time per turn. Returning the Serve or General Play: Once in play, player with ball may juggle as many times as needed or wanted to set up for a return. Important – When returning a ball no part of the body may cross the plane of the net. Note: While side volley returns are permitted, player must be 1 yard (3 feet) from net. Points: A point is awarded at the end of every rally.  Player’s will receive point if ball is not returned or if returned out of bounds. Score Keeping and Refereeing: Score keeper or referee will straddle section of cord between net and ground stake. Play will be repeated if referee or score keeper is struck by ball. Referee will indicate score by fingers on hand.  Winning Game: First player to five (5) points wins. Miscellaneous Rules: A ball whose trajectory is clearly going out of play; but strikes a player, is considered in play. Player’s may choose to return a ball if it is going out of boundaries. Alternate Versions of UPBALL: UPBALL rules can be modified for play and training purposes. Feel free to modify for various ages and skill levels. Warranty Every item is guaranteed to be free of defects in workmanship or materials for one year from the original date of delivery when installed and maintained properly. We agree to repair or replace without charge, at our choice, any product judged defective for either of these reasons and to return the item (or its replacement) freight prepaid. Returns UPBALL can be refunded or exchanged within 30 days of delivery. Your return must be in original condition, complete, and timely (delivered less than 30 days ago) for us to process it. Shipping costs are non-refundable and will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Please do not attempt to return your merchandise that does not qualify for a return, as we will not be able to process your return and cannot ship the items back to you. Please contact us for instructions on returning UPBALL. If UPBALL show signs of wear it will no longer be considered in original condition, and we cannot process your return.  Please be aware that your item must arrive back at our location for us to process your return. We strongly recommend that you select a traceable, insured return shipping method. Remember to keep your receipt and tracking number. Most of our items are in stock and ready to ship. If items become delayed or back ordered, we will call you or send you an email. Dimensions Rectangular boundary is made of 2" polyester webbing stitched on all four corners.  The webbing is sized at the dimensions of 14'L x 12'W.  The court or playing field is divided into two opposing player courts separated by a net.  The net is a 4"w x 12.5'L polyester webbing. Additionally, the net has 8 equally spaced loops (made of polyester webbing) stitched to the top.  These loops are designed to have a 3/8" polyester cord running through them.  The cord running through the loops is then tied to a ground stake to ensure tautness of net. Finish or Color Variations Finish characteristics may vary slightly. UPBALL and items included (excluding net and boundary)may vary in color depending upon stock availability.
Serving McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Anna, Fairview, New Hope, Melissa &  Surrounding Areas of North Texas since 2005