Just because you're old enough to have elementary school children doesn't mean you can't play the same sports they do. Relive those glorious PE memories filled with dodgeball, kickball and flag football without feeling like the oldest one in the room by joining a local adult social club or finding a nearby venue.
From new and inventive sports like whirlyball and bubble soccer to tried-and-true classics like sand volleyball and flag football, there's something for everyone. Worried you might be the last one picked? If you can't assemble an entire team, most of the venues listed here will pair you up with an existing team to avoid that reoccurring nightmare.
Want to know how to win like a champion? Just remember the golden rule: If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball (or a tackle).
Dallas Social Club
Sand volleyball (Sandbar Cantina in Deep Ellum): 6 on 6 is $395 per team, 4 on 4 is $295 per team, 2 on 2 is $185 per team and individuals cost $65. Price includes a shirt.
Bar game leagues featuring cornhole, darts, ping pong and more. Teams cost $80 to play. Competitions are held in Deep Ellum and Uptown.
Dodgeball (Sandbar Cantina in Deep Ellum): Teams cost $295, players cost $60
Flag football (Norbuck Park and Fair Oaks Park in Dallas): Co-ed and men's teams available. Teams cost $650, players cost $75.
Kickball (Glencoe Park in Dallas.): Co-ed teams. Teams cost $650, players cost $75.
WAKA (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Dodgeball: $70 per player, which includes 7 games, a shirt, league parties and free beer. Minimum of 6 players per team. Location varies by season and city.
Kickball: 8 regular season games and a league championship tournament. $75-80 per player. Location varies by league, season and city.
La Playa North and South (Addison): Features 24 sand volleyball courts, ping pong tables, indoor bars, a full-service restaurant, a swimming pool and pool tables. Contact the venue for seasonal prices. laplayadfw.com
Coorporate Employees Recreation Association (CERA) Volleyball (Fort Worth): Games held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Men's, women's and co-ed teams available. $45 for teams of 4 and $50 for teams of 6. Lockheed Martin Recreation Association volleyball card is required-$90 for an annual membership, half-year rates are also available. lmravolleyball.org
Dallas Dodgeball: Open co-ed play on Wednesdays at two locations in Dallas. Costs $6 for 2 hours. Leagues: $320 per team, 7-week schedule with a maximum of 12 players/team. dallasdodgeball.com
Trampoline dodgeball (Coppell, Frisco, Garland, Southlake and Rockwall): Open play on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Costs $10 per player for a team of 5-8 people. Prizes are given out to the weekly champions. More details here.
Lone Star Sports (Dallas): $495 for a team of up to 12 players, or pay $48 for an individual to pair with an existing team. Six-game/week schedule with an extra week for playoffs. Includes a t-shirt, venue and official happy hours with drink and food specials following the games. lonestarssc.com/kickball
FTW Kickball (Fort Worth): $58 per person, 10-week schedule, includes a t-shirt and venue. ftwkickball.com
Whirlyball (Plano and Hurst)
This fun game is played entirely in bumper cars. Think of it as a combination of lacrosse and basketball with a whiffle ball. Ten or more players costs $149.50 for a 1-hour court, $74.75 for half-hour court. Six to nine players costs $14.95 per hour, and $7.48 per half-hour. whirlyballplano.com
Played on a traditional golf course and with all the same rules as golf using a soccer ball instead of golf balls and clubs. The goal is to kick the soccer ball to nine designated holes (21-inch cups) with the least amount of kicks.
Keeton Park (Dallas): Games are held on Mondays from 4 pm to sundown. keetonpark.com/footgolf
Meadowbrook Park (Arlington): Games are held on Tuesdays starting at 12:00 pm. 18-hole rounds cost $9 for adults and $7.50 for juniors. Green fees are $11 for weekdays and $13 for weekends and holidays. arlingtongolf.com/footgolf/
Sycamore Creek Golf Course (Fort Worth): 18-hole course. Call for exact pricing. fortworthgolf.org
River's Edge (Fort Worth): 9-hole course. Call for exact pricing. fortworthgolf.org
Follows the same rules as golf, but the object of the game is to throw Frisbees into chain-link baskets across a 9 or 18-hole course. Most courses are free to play -- just bring the Frisbees and the will to win. A list of 38 disc golf courses across the Dallas/Forth Worth area: dallasdiscgolf.com/courses/.