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Pelota

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Pelota (in Basque, pilota) is a name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat (pala), or a basket propulsor, against a wall (frontón in Spanish, frontoi in Basque). They derive from real tennis (see Jeu de Paume) and are widely played among Basques and their neighbours. To foreign spectators, it may appear as squash in a larger court.


See also jai alai, frontenis, trinquete

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