Wood Tennis

Wood tennis is of the woods, woodsy. Green pine-cones take the place of

balls; hands, of rackets; and branches, of tennis-net. Lay out a regular

tennis-court by scraping the lines in the earth, or outlining the

boundaries with sticks or other convenient materials. Build a net of

branches by sticking the ends in the ground, and collect a number of

smooth, green cones for balls.

Wood tennis must, of necessity, differ somewhat from the regulation

game. Since pine-cones will not bounce and there are no rackets for

striking them, they must be tossed across the net, caught in the hands,

and quickly tossed back. In other respects the rules of the established

game may be used entire or simplified if desired.