Superior hand-eye coordination enables people to text message while riding motorcycles and paint portraits of famous postmaster generals while eating funnel cake. Show off your motor skills with today's Groupon: for $55, you and up to 9 friends get 30 adrenaline-pumping minutes of WhirlyBall, a low-impact sport that combines the best aspects of lacrosse, basketball, and bumper cars (up to a $112.50 value).
At WhirlyBall, you'll maneuver your free-range bumper car and use a handheld scoop to collect Wiffle balls to launch at the overhead targets located on either end of the court. You'll work together in teams of up to five at a time (up to 10 players are allowed on the court at once, and at least four are required) to crush your opponents in a whirlywind of scoops, balls, and bumpers. WhirlyBall levels the playing field between couch potatoes and accomplished athletes in a competition that replaces running with full-throttle maneuvers at blistering speeds reaching three to four miles per hour. Surrounded by safety bumpers, your vehicle enjoys a complete range of motion with powerful steering that allows you to turn on a whim or a dime. Because your open car sits low to the ground, zipping between cars at four miles per hour can feel much faster.
Competing against others in a souped-up bumper car is like automatically leveling up—you get speed and agility without having to neglect your loved ones during months of athletic training. If more than 10 Whirlers are in your party, players can be rotated in and watch from leather lounge couches instead of gathering posterior splinters on the end of a rigid bench. After WhirlyBalling, sidle up to the two full-service bars and watch the game, or hang out with WhirlyBall's off-court pool tables, arcade games, and more.
- We had a work outing and they gave us a great rate. Food and Beer was provided. If you have never played this game, you really need to. It doesn't matter how old you may be. – Eric G., Yelp
- What a great way to mix the two families together and have fun! Both times we had the place for 3 hours. Prices were reasonable. Everybody got a chance to play a few games and socialize when they weren't on the court. Anybody can play. – Steve W., Yelp
At Whirlyball Novi, teams in motorized cars call whirlybugs spin and bump their way through one-hour bouts of a competitive wiffle-ball game that combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai. Bright red and yellow whirlybugs, powered by electricity and the tears of the defeated, race across a 4,000-square-foot court as their drivers toss balls to each other with plastic scoops. Referees keep track of each team's score as friends look on from the comfortable leather couches of the lounge. After matches, teams sip on drinks from the bar, feast on one of several meal packages, or continue calling each other "liver-licking kumkwats" over games of pool.
41550 Grand River Ave.
Novi, Michigan 48375Get Directions