This beach game is played with two solid padel rackets, and is similar to beach tennis that is played with a net. In Israel it is called Matkot, in Brazil it is called Frescobol.
The sport of matkot was named after the racket, a makta, but there are no records as to where the word originated. Two or more players can play the game at once. It is usually played outdoors at the beach.
The objective of the game is to hit a ball (like a squash ball) with a wooden racket as many times as possible without dropping the ball.
The head of the racket varies in size. The top of the racket is round and about 12 inches in diameter. The handles are short. The ball used is just the squash ball, but for beginners, they use a lighter ball.
Matkot / frescoball is more of a recreational sport, games are generally non-competitive.
- Beach Tennis — a sport which has elements from tennis and volleyball, and played on the beach.
- Padel — a mix of tennis and squash, played on a much smaller court with walls and a solid paddle racket.
- Paddle Tennis — a variation of tennis on a smaller court, lower net, using a solid paddle and ball.
- About Beach Sports
- About Sport in Israel
- List of Racket Sports
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- The Encyclopedia of Sports