Platform tennis is an American racquet sport that you can play outdoors all year long—even through the coldest winter. Easy to learn and fun to play, platform tennis is played with special racquets called “paddles” and spongy rubber balls. The game is played on an elevated aluminum court that is typically heated to prevent surface icing in frigid conditions. The court is also surrounded by very taut fencing (like chicken wire) which allows players to hit the ball off of the fence, adding extra intensity and excitement to the game. If you’re looking for a high energy sport which can be played throughout the entire year, you won’t go wrong with platform tennis.