Time at he TBBF never stands still and so the BailongBall disciplines too are always in flux. With the latest rules update of Game Cooperating Net Standard, the discipline is getting even more colourful and esthetic at the same time. How? Read for yourself….

The Cooperating Game variant in the standard court with net is really something special! What other racket sport allows you to collect points together with your player on the other side of the net and have fun at the same time? Ideal for all who love to play together and are looking for teamwork. And if you do want to add that additional thrill, you can compete with your partner against other teams in tournaments without having to engage on opposing sides of the court. If you already know it, then you will certainly appreciate it. If haven’t tried it, then you shouldn’t miss out on it.

With the latest rule update, the TBBF has now introduced even more uniqueness to this discipline: The more different types of swings are executed in a stylistically high-quality manner, the more points you can collect. Variety and aesthetics, and all at speed. There’s something for everyone 👍

The Gist

As with the previous rules, you and your partner try to pass the ball to each other as often as possible (“Quantity”, i.e. “QT). Each successful pass across the net counts as one point for the person passing the ball. You have 2 minutes to collect points.

There are now a total of 21 different types of swings that you can use to pass the ball to your partner and score points. 18 are predefined and you can add 3 more individually. The more different types of swings (“Diversity”, i.e. “DT”) you and your partner use, the higher your “points lever”, as the number of different types of swings is multiplied by the number of balls successfully played over the net.

Of course, in addition to speed and diversity, skill and technique should also have their place. And thus it is important to practice the uniqueness of BailongBall with your swings – round and evasive movements that are both smooth and holistic. The more of these principles you can demonstrate (“Style”, i.e. “ST”), the greater your scoring leverage will be. Even more than diversity, your style counts “to the power of two”.

The formula for success:
Number of successful swings * number of swings types played * style²

Or in short:
QT * DT * ST²

An Example

QT: Player A manages to successfully swing the ball over the net 50 times during the 2 minutes. Player B manages to do this 48 times (he makes a mistake on 2 of his swings, so they do not count).

DT: Player A manages to use 12 different types of swings. Player B even manages 14 different types of swing.

ST: Player A makes a few incorrect movements. His swings are evaluated with a quality factor of 80%. Player B, on the other hand, only makes a few small mistakes and receives a quality factor of 90% for his swings.

Result per player:

Player A:
30 (QT) * 12 (DT) * 80%² = 230,40

Player B:
28 (QT) * 14 (DT) * 90%² = 317,52

230,40 + 317,52 = 547,92

In contrast to the previous rules, diversity and style now play a greater role. Whereas previously you could achieve a high score with a few swings that scored a lot of points due to a high difficulty level, now a balanced and technically “versed” performance ensures greater enjoyment – not only when playing, but also when watching.

Want all the details? You can find them here.
Take a look, or better still, join in! 😉


Mike Ritz
TBBF Instructor

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