Hit the Stick requires two players, a relatively level, uncracked two square stretch of sidewalk and a coin (usually a penny) or a Good Humor ice cream stick.
The players would stand at either end two concrete squares with a coin or stick placed directly in the center seem. The object was to hit the coin or stick with the ball and even better, to make it flip over.
Each hit brings one point, each flip is worth two, play would be to eleven or twenty one. We usually played Hit the Stick because it was more of a kick to see the stick flip up and turn in the air than checking to see if the penny or nickel was still heads of tails.