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Basque Country Sports & Outdoors: 14 reviews and 14 photos

by timtregenza

Fronton, or pilota is the collective term for a range of sports played on a large court with three walls.

The three main variations are with hand, paddle, or basket (jai alai, or cesta).

The number of players may vary from 2 upwards.

Most basque villages have a court, whether indoors or out.

Try and see a game if you can, it is a hotbed of (probably illegal) betting activity at professional level, and games are shown on ETB 1. (The Basque channel).

Equipment: Paddles, baskets strapped to your hands, or your hand alone is used (Frontennis uses a tennis raquet, but this is a bit "picoesque").

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  • Written Dec 17, 2004
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