Defensively the two primary objectives are:
Points are scored in three principal ways. Your opponent scores a point if:
DDC is a rallying type game similar to volleyball or tennis. After the initial serve, discs are thrown back and forth until a disc touches out of the court or a disc stops inside the court. Fast action rallies continue as discs are caught and thrown in attempts to DOUBLE the opponent.
Defensively, the opponent must deal with these two discs arriving at the same time. They must catch these two discs and throw them back at the opponents court, but they can't be in contact with both discs at the same time. If they fail to catch a disc and it stays in their court they will lose a point. They will lose two points if they both land in the court or if they both touch both discs at the same time.
In order to avoid losing any points, they must be successful in their attempt to ESCAPE the DOUBLE. As the two discs approach their court they must decide how to escape the double attempt. They can either catch and throw the first disc quickly before the other disc arrives or they can TIP a disc up in the air giving their partner enough time to catch and quickly throw the other disc. Then the tipped disc can be caught and thrown back at the opponent in a double attempt.
The continuing double attempts and escape attempts are what make the game exciting. Players are alternately placed in defensive and offensive roles within seconds. Many strategies involving types of throws and placement of the throws provide a variety of options for the players. The game is best played with opponents of equal skill levels but it is lots of fun at any skill level. Attributes of the top level players include agility, speed, power, timing, accuracy, catching ability and tipping ability. Precise communication between the partners is essential during the split second escape attempt.
For more information about the game of DDC, contact the Double Disc Court Players Association. It is a non-profit organization which promotes DDC play around the world. The association can be reached by mail at:
DDCPA P.O. Box 3132 San Diego, CA 92163 phone: 619-265-2632 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org