Memphis Dodgeball shut its doors after just 2 weeks in the Summer Season due to lack of players. The Fall Season never even started.
It’s time for a reboot.
For the last few years, Memphis Dodgeball has gotten competitive because veterans who have played since year one became really, really good. And that’s fun, but it’s not fun for new people.
Memphis Dodgeball was started as a recreational sport that was open and available to the masses. You didn’t need to learn the sport and strategize to have fun. All you wanted to do was just hit someone with a ball, meet some new people and have a good time… and we’ve lost that.
This coming season, we’re returning to our recreational roots – encouraging fun and embracing the fact that we’re grown-ups playing a kid’s game. Veterans will be placed on teams and spread out to balance the scales. They’ll be there to help you learn and to help you improve, but the best part about dodgeball is you don’t have to be good to have fun.
For those of you have been out of the game for a while, we’re in a new venue – the Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds by Tiger Lane. We rent/share the space with Memphis Roller Derby. Given a neutral location not tied to a church or a gym, it allows for us to drink socially (cans only please) while playing if that’s something you’re in to.
Please stay tuned for more information as the season gets closer. I’m currently working on picking a day of the week to play and waiting to find out when it becomes available after the first of the year.