Tennis, but with a volleyball net and a more manageable court size? Sweet. Badminton is also one of the easiest backyard games to set up and play, and perhaps the most viscerally satisfying, what with those vicious spikes.
Stump is perhaps the greatest lawn game of all time, probably because it’s the one with the highest stakes. If you can do it, flipping a hammer in the air, catching it, and swinging it in one smooth motion to hammer a nail into a stump is downright beautiful. Advanced practitioners have even been known to play the Flaming Stump, which is exactly what it sounds like. We can’t recommend that one.