Dodgeball is a fun, fast paced sport that anyone can play.

Two teams try to eliminate opposing players from the game by hitting them with soft balls or making successful catches.


Teams are made up of 6 players with 5 balls in play and matches are played to either 8 or 15 minute halves with individual games lasting no more than 3 minutes. There are set court sizes per age group with the sport typically played indoors in a sports hall, but it can be adapted for outdoors or even the beach. You can even play while bouncing, thanks to the growing number of trampoline parks.

Why is it good for me?

Dodgeball is a great all-round workout and some of key benefits include:

  • Cardiovascular workout
  • Increased agility
  • Improved reactions
  • Improved concentration levels
  • Team-building skills developed

How much does it cost?

Wherever there’s space, some balls and some friends, a game of dodgeball can cost nothing!

There are bookable events hosted by British Dodgeball at usually £70 per team. If you join a dodgeball club you may have to pay a membership fee and pay for each session you take part in, but a lot of clubs offer a free taster session for new players.

What equipment do I need?

Comfy clothes, trainers and some soft balls.


Thank you British Dodgeball for providing images for this page.