Teambuilding Game: Tennis Ball Madness
November 15, 2007
The Tennis Ball Madness teamwork activity is easy to lead and yet such a wonderful activity to teach the power of win-win thinking (collaboration).
As you'll see in the video, this teambuilding exercise starts with multiple small teams reading their own set of written directions. All sets of directions are exactly the same (click on the link below to download a set of detailed directions). Essentially the directions say your team wins when all the objects are in your container.
99.9% of every team I work with starts off trying to win the game by thinking only of winning as a small team. It usually takes exhaustion before the small teams begin to consider ways to collaborate. There IS a solution that allows all to win.
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I can not download this teambuilding game: Tennis Ball Madness!! Help!!
Posted by: Karen Koehn | September 15, 2009 at 01:20 PM
The link to Tennis Ball Madness did not work.
Posted by: Pat Brown | February 01, 2010 at 08:49 AM
I'd love to download the tennis ball activity but am not able to access the link. Thank you!
Hi Anne -- The full lead-it-yourself write-up of the this game is available at the IATF members only website:
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Posted by: Anne Pritchard | March 18, 2010 at 01:37 PM
I have tried joining and the form won't allow me to. Urgh!
Posted by: A. Mart | January 09, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Hi A.Mart -- I suspect you're not uploading a photo when you fill out the form. You MUST upload an image. You can use an image (photo) of yourself or you can use an image of a flower or super hero or... you get the idea. Please contact our Support Team if you have any other problems (link at top of page). Tom
Posted by: Tom Heck | January 09, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Hi I am a member, and can't view video either.
Posted by: Mitch | April 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Hi All -- I just fixed the video link. For some reason YouTube made a change and it didn't work. Now all should be working correctly. Tom
Posted by: Tom Heck | April 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM