Basque Pelota

Pelota is the Traditional Game of the Basque People of Sourthwest France and North Central Iberia (Spain). Their language is the oldest in Europe, and the only non-Indo-European language left in Western Europe according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and therefore with some justification the Basques refere to themselves as the only Native Europeans. The sport is similar to the GAA and European game of Handball, played with a curved glove which is used to propel the ball off one of two perpendicluar walls on a four-sided court, with the other two sides open.

ASPE Pelota (Spanish Basque Country)

ASPE Pelota;

ASPE Pelota (Spanish Basque Country)

Campeonato Cuatro y Medio (4 & 1/2) Finals:

ASPE Pelota Campeonato Cuatro y Medio de Lep.M 2000-Present

ASPE Pelota Lep.M Manomanista Championship (Seasons):


ASPE Pelota Lep.M Pairs Championship (Seasons):


Picture Credit: Man during a Jai-alai game, typical sport in Basque Country, Spain and some countries of Latin America By Ricardo Hernandez / [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 2 June 2021]

anonymous athletes playing handball in outdoor courts in sunlight

FFPB Pilote Basque (French Basque Country)

FFPB Pilote Basque

FFPB Pilote Basque (French Basque Country)

FFPB Pilote Basque Fronton (Standings):

FFPB Pilote Basque Fronton Place Libre Pala Championnat de France Nationale A Group A 2015-2018

FFPB Pilote Basque Trinquet (Standings):

FFPB Pilote Basque Trinquet Paleta Pilote de Cuir Championnat de France National A Groupe A 2015-2019

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