HISTORY AND USES FOR BEACH BALLS: A classic beach toy, the inflatable beach ball is believed to have been invented by Jonathon DeLonge in 1938. The original beach balls are thought to have been about the size of a hand. Now the inflatable toys are sold in many different sizes, including unbelievably large sizes that reach over 12 FEET! There is an unlimited number of games such as Beach Ball Boogie, Beach Ball Hockey, Beach Dodge Ball, Volleyball and MUCH MORE! Beach Balls are a cost effective, safe and fun way to entertain kids, teens and adults!