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For a game still in its infancy Spikeball – a beach sport that looks like the love child of volleyball and tennis – is already making global waves.Like in volleyball, a side can touch the ball a maximum of three times.In May, and again in July, the U.S. sports channel ESPN2 even broadcast Spikeball tournaments – and the game has also spread to Europe and Canada.No fewer than 150 teams were registered for this year's tournament, founded by Spikeball in 2013 .Halek said that Spikeball is "closer to tennis" than any other sport he knew, but others have said it also has a dash of Basque pelota and squash.USA Spikeball wants to wants to preserve the popular side of sport, maintaining the festive and informal atmosphere that evokes a holiday camp for young adults – even though at this point most players are men.
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