Patball is a non-contact competitive ball game played in many forms using one's hands or head to hit the ball against a wall – the objective being to get the succeeding player out. The game is popular in school playgrounds during break-time. Patball is played with a tennis ball, or other similar-sized specific patball, and the preferred hand, rather than any form of racquet or bat, similar to wallball[disambiguation needed]. The hand is used to "pat" the ball at the wall or at the opponent with the objective of making the ball un-returnable, similar to squash. Variations of the game include the use of the foot -'footies' or 'Devils' touch'; a semi-contact rule popularised at Coopers Technology College.
|Nicknames||"Pattball", "Wallball", "Slapball"|
|Contact||limited to none|
|Team members||one person per team, each team competes against the others|
|Type||Competing sport, ball sport|
|Equipment||wall/court, hand, tennis ball/patball|
|Venue||school playground, Patball court|