What is WhirlyBall?

WhirlyBall – “The world’s only totally mechanized team sport” – is best described as a combination of basketball, hockey and jai-alai played while riding an electrically powered machine, similar to a bumper car, called a WhirlyBug. Although the WhirlyBug resembles a bumper car, it is a far superior machine. Quicker, stronger and far more maneuverable, the WhirlyBug powers you and your team down court in a four on four game.

WhirlyBall is a team sport and a fun group activity. The playing court is approximately 4,000 sq. ft. and there are 8 WhirlyBugs on the playing court at one time, four red and four yellow. In one hand the player has a Jai-Alai style plastic scoop and in the other hand a steering crank. The ball being tossed around is a softball sized whiffle ball.

At each end of the court, there are vertically hung backboards with a 15 inch hole in the center. Behind the hole is a plexiglass swing gate equipped with a buzzer to notify the referee when a score is made. The referee is the person sitting in the elevated booth above the court who will call play by play during the game, keep score and assess any penalties incurred. Before you go out on the court, the referee will go over the rules and give you a brief rundown on how to play WhirlyBall. Participating center rules and safety requirements may vary.

Groups larger than 8 are encouraged to make a reservation by completing the request form below: Reservation Request

Otherwise, walk-ins are always welcome during our standard hours of operation.  Walk-in pricing can be found below: WhirlyDome Walk – in Pricing Guide


What do you need to bring?

Nothing.  WhirlyDome provide the Whirlybugs, Scoops & Wiffleballs.

Can I wear sandals/heels?

Yes.  Feel free to wear any shoes you are comfortable driving a car in.

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