The game us played on a court that allows for movement in the Whirlybugs, with the goal of players scoring the ball by making it into a target found on a backboard. The Chicagoland area of Illinois, U. S. A. is a prominent area for WhirlyBall enthusiasts and features many possible venues for players to try their hand at this ingenious game. Other Whirlyball locations include Canada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, with Illinois being the state that has multiple locations. The only restriction that the sport of Whirlyball has is the height of the players. In order to be eligible to play Whirlyball you must stand at the height of four feet, six inches or taller. Players shorter than this height are prohibited from playing this sport. According to Flo-tron Enterprises, Inc. , the sole company that makes WhirlyBall products and the Whirlybug, the game is meant to be a competitive team sport that can be played at any level. [unreliable source?] The highest level played in WhirlyBall is the international level.
Whirlyball is a team sport invented by Stan Mangum that combines elements of basketball and jai alai , or rather a combination of lacrosse and bumper cars [ clarification needed ] , with the players riding Whirlybugs, small electric vehicles similar to bumper cars . Because play requires a special court, it is played in only a handful of locations in the United States and Canada .