Muggle quidditch is based on quidditch, a sport played in the Harry Potter series of books and movies. In Harry Potter stories, the game is played with seven players on each team flying in the air on broomsticks, scoring goals and beating each other out of the air.
In muggle quidditch, we also play with seven players on each team. We have the same three chasers, two beaters, a keeper and a seeker. The chasers have to get the quaffle, which is the main ball, through the three hoops at each end of the pitch.
The beaters aim to throw balls, called bludgers, as hard as they can at the chasers to knock them off their brooms. In the game, if you get hit by a bludger, you have to run back to your own hoops – it resets your run.
And then you have the seekers. Their job is to catch the snitch. In fictional quidditch, the snitch is a tiny golden ball which appears randomly during the game and flies around, and the game doesn’t end until a seeker catches the snitch.
It’s the same in muggle quidditch, except our snitch is a person running around with a tennis ball hanging on to the back of their pants. So, the seekers have to catch the tennis ball to end the game.
There will be 18 minutes of chaser play, where the chasers try to score goals worth 10 points each. Then at 18 minutes the snitch will come on and run around and distract the players while the seekers, who have been waiting on the sidelines until this point, try to catch it. That gives30 points and the game finishes.