Presentation on theme: "¡Hola! Vamos a hablar sobre la pelota... Hi, were going to talk about pelota... By 3H Spanish."— Presentation transcript:
¡Hola! Vamos a hablar sobre la pelota... Hi, were going to talk about pelota... By 3H Spanish
We will answer... What is Pelota? How do you play Pelota? Where do you play Pelota? What are the rules of Pelota? We will also tell you some interesting facts about the game Pelota.
What is Pelota ? * the name for a variety of sports that are played in a court with a ball using a persons hand, a racket, a pala (wooden bat), or a basket propulsor, against a frontón (wall). Pelota is... * a sport mostly played in Spain and France, especially in the Basque Country.
How do you play Pelota? * You can play Pelota with a bat, a racket or with a basket glove. * Pelota is played with a rubber ball.
Where is Pelota played? * Pelota is played indoors and outdoors, in a number of different types of courts. * The main court is a two walled court called a frontón * Pelota is played on the following courts: ** Very short court (30m long) ** Short court (36m long) ** Long court (54m long) ** Trinquet (28.5m long)
What are the rules of pelota? * The object of the game is to bounce the ball off the front wall with such speed and spin that the opponent cannot return it. * Pelota is played between two or four players with a ball and a cesta (curved wicker basket).
* The history of Pelota is uncertain but the first official competitions were organised in the 1920s. * Pelota was an official Olympic sport in the 1900 Paris Games. Interesting facts about Pelota... * In 1994, a production company started to paint the court green so the ball would be more visible on TV.
Interesting facts about Pelota... * Only men get to use the leather ball. * The Basque government promotes the sport as the fastest game on earth. * The professional game is open to betting. * The game is pelota in Spanish, pelote in French, and pilota in Basque and Catalan.
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