A ball game is a game played with a ball. Someone who plays a ball game is known as a ballplayer.
There are many popular games or sports involving some type of ball or similar object. These games can be grouped by the general objective of the game, sometimes indicating a common origin either of a game itself or of its basic idea:
- Bat-and-ball games, such as baseball and cricket.
- Racquet and ball games, such as tennis, squash and racquetball.
- Hand and ball-striking games, such as various handball codes, rebound handball and 4 square.
- Two-goal games, such as basketball and all forms of football, hockey or lacrosse.
- Volleying games, such as volleyball and beach volleyball.
- “Target” games, such as bowling and lotball.
- The original “Ball Game”, whose objective is to keep the ball constantly moving but not allowing it to bounce twice upon the ground without being struck between bounces.
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