Hantis Craze Sweeping Metro Schools

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- For some schools getting kids to be excited about gym class is almost impossible, but there is a new activity kids are begging to play.

It's called Hantis. Students at James Bridger Middle School in Independence learned directly from the creators Friday. It's a cross between ping pong and table tennis, except that you use your body and a tennis ball. Four people play at one time on four tables.

It's great for a large group. Once you go out you just move to the back of the line.

"The way the game is designed and the way it plays out you don't have to be super huge and muscular or really tall to play," said Hantis co-creator Thaxton Marshall.

"It's even the kids that are not as active because it's good hand and eye coordination and they picked it up really good and now everyday they're like 'Can we play Hantis?' It's really caught on," said PE teacher Annie Dudek.

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