Peteca – Brazil

Peteca S-America Brazil Ball game Props: papers wrapped as a ball N.o.p.: 6 > Some boys have made their own ball out of paper. They try to keep the ball high, which is not so easy.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Tether Ball – USA

Tetherball N-America USA Ball game Props: a post, ball attached to strong rope/chain N.o.p.: 2
This is a real physical game for all! A post in the middle of a circle with a ball hanging attached to a strong chain or rope, circle divided in two halves and : on you go! Both players must beat the ball only from their own half circle and and try this ball to wind up, so that the rope gets shorter at the side of your friend, who from the other side must try to prevent this. The winner is he who gets the ball fully wind up at the side of your opponent friend! If you play this game every day once, you’ll feel fitter twice!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2010

Stoepen – The Netherlands

Stoepen Europe The Netherlands Ball game Props: a ball N.o.p.: 2
Two boys are standing on the pavement, each on one side of the road. The higher the sides of the steps are, the better it is to play this game. The trick of this game is to throw the ball against the side of the steps at the position of the other boy. If you manage to do so, the ball bounces back to you and you have got a point. If you throw a little harder and the ball bounces back in a way that you can catch the ball, you have got two points. It all depends on agreements made before playing the game. Ensure yourself that it is a calm street without cars, it’s safer and more fun to play.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1998

Tigerball – Germany

Tigerball Europe Germany Ball game Props: a (soft) ball N.o.p.: 6 >
All children form a circle, except one who stands in the middle. Every child who gets the ball must try to hit with the ball the child in the middle, when succeeding he takes over his place.To make it a  faster game, two children will take place in the circle.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2002