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Published August 17th 2014
Teens bouncing off the walls? Your problem is your solution
Oakleigh Indoor Sports is your hub for teen fun, with their new offering of "Bubble Up parties".
Harnessing into a huge bubble ball, also known as a "Zorb Ball (TM)", allows your teen to roll, tumble, crash and bounce around with their friends, and perhaps even score a goal if they can find the ball!
Zorb "football", bubble soccer, zorb ball; call this European craze whatever you like, because it has landed in Australia and it's getting more popular with each new venue it is introduced at.
It's worth your two minutes to watch this clip on YouTube to give you an idea of what it's all about (this is not Oakleigh Indoor Sports):
These sport-based parties keep teens entertained, and tire them out in the process. If your teens are too old for enthusiastic party instructors, ask about booking the space and equipment without the party package. The bubble up equipment is available in kids' size (from nine years old) or adult sizes, but for safety reasons, they don't allow mixed play with both sizes together.
Oakleigh Indoor Sports also offers regular indoor soccer, dodgeball, indoor cricket and netball, and beach volleyball on indoor sand courts. Mixed competitions are offered in all five sports, and offer a great way to spend some time with friends and family. "If you can hit, throw, kick or catch you're in!"
The stadium has a fully licensed bar where you can enjoy a drink after the game or while your teens are playing. There are change rooms on site, and plenty of off street parking. Huntingdale railway station is right at the end of the street, if you're sending your older teens on their own.
Roll on in and check out the latest craze; your teens will thank you.