For kids, a ball in the face is often worth two in each hand. Hey, that's why tetherball remains the playground hit for kids 6-11. Why not capitalize on its popularity and buy an at-home tetherball set-up?
Think about it. Tetherball is played outside, in the ostensibly fresh air. It's an old-fashioned, wholesome activity. It helps kids develop lightning fast reflexes and self-defense strategies. It's stationary, so you don't need to worry about a bunch of kids running roughshod through your garden, chasing all matter of loose balls. And, this tetherball set-up for your home is relatively inexpensive; certainly cheaper than that X-Box your kids keep going on about. As for the occasional bloody nose or split lip? Don't worry about it, it's character building.
The whole set-up is available at www.magiccabin.com. Order it and let the classic play begin, outside, where it belongs.