The History of Swingball

1967

Swingball is Born! Invented in 1967 in South Africa. From this day, family BBQ's would never be the same again.

1973

The first Swingball lands in the UK in 1973 and quickly becomes a family favourite!

1976

Swingball hits 1 million sales

1989

Junior Swingball is launched

1992

Mookie Toys takes on global distribution of the brand and its development

1994

Mookie invents the plastic spiral for a better gameplay

1996

Soccer Swingball is launched

2000

Swingball enters the Millennium with the All Surface Base – Now can play anywhere!

2003

Swingball Basketball is launched

2006

Swingball Netball and Cricket are added to the Sports Academy range

2008

Guinness World Record is set for the longest Swingball marathon. A whopping 7h 35m of Swingball fun!

2010

Swingball hits 10 million sales

2017

Korea becomes the 30th country Swingball is sold in!

2018

The new Slingshot Wobble Base is launched to challenge even the most seasoned Swingball Pro!

2020

Swingball becomes a 'top lockdown toy' during the COVID pandemic. The classic game was one of the fastest selling toys and won the Toy of the Year Award in the Outdoor category.

2021

Back with a bang, with some amazing design improvements on the All Surface Base resulting in the best Swingball ever. 2021 sees the launch of the brand new Reflex Tennis Trainer, perfect for solo players perfecting their tennis skills!