matkot from Israel, Itzik and Roman 12 meters

GoPro Hero 3 Beach Matkot (paddle ball game)

GoPro Hero 3 camera - Sport - Matkot in the beach (pin pong / tennis),
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Matkot Goes Pro: Israeli beach sports

Often referred to as Israel's unofficial national sport, Matkot, a combination of tennis, ping pong and squash, is the quintessential beach pastime in Israel. Now some player's passion for the game is pushing for it to go pro.

matkot sdot yam 12 meters Roman and Itzik


What is the israeli Matka | Kadima ? How to play matkot?

Matkot is a popular paddle ball game in Israel similar to beach tennis, often referred to as the country's national sport. The goal of the game is to hit a small rubber ball with a wooden racket as many times as possible without dropping it. Matkot is a non-competitive beach game in which two or more players hit a small ball back and forth using paddles. The sport is named after the racquet, the matka. This extreme bat and ball beach game is good for all ages and all skill levels.

how to play matkot?
1. Make sure that no sunbathers or dangerous objects are close by.
2. Stand at least a few meters/feet apart on the beach or in your backyard.
3. Serve the ball
4. Try to get a rally going
5. Have fun and enjoy the great outdoors!

3 minute challenge in UK using MATKOT racket from Israel.

Global 3 minute challenge


bat-yam beach

Matkot - מטקות

ככה העולם רואה את המטקות מישראל.......
Matkot (Hebrew: מטקות‎) is a popular paddle ball game in Israel similar to beach tennis, often referred to as the country's national sport. The goal of the game is to hit a small rubber ball with a wooden racket as many times as possible without dropping it.

Player poised to hit the ball
Matkot is a non-competitive beach game in which two or more players hit a small ball back and forth using paddles. The sport is named after the racquet, the matka; the origin of this word is unclear.
The racquets are traditionally made of wood, although sometimes the handles are reinforced with a plastic covering. The head of a racquet may vary somewhat in size and shape. The heads are circular and about 30 centimetres (12 in) in diameter. The racquet handles are short, and with very little trunk between the handle and the racquet head.
The standard ball used is the same ball as is used in squash. However, novice and intermediate players sometimes use a ball that is similar in size to a squash ball, but lighter and/or bouncier.

The game has developed a moderate level of popularity outside of Israel as a participatory sport, particularly where there is either a strong beach culture (e.g. Brazil, where it is also highly popular, but more commonly known as frescoball), or a significant number of Israelis living abroad

El frescobol es un juego de paleta típicamente playero entre dos o más jugadores. Es principalmente un juego no profesional, aunque en la actualidad se realizan torneos en varios países como Brasil e Israel. No debe ser confundido con el Tenis playa, el cual se asemeja más al Tenis al ser un juego de oposición y poseer una área para cada jugador delimitada por una red.
El juego consiste en golpear la pelota con una paleta y pasársela al compañero manteniendo la pelota en el aire el mayor tiempo posible sin que esta caiga. No hay un ganador o un perdedor.

La paleta clásica es de madera pero en la actualidad se encuentran también de plástico. Su forma puede ser circular o en forma de gota.

Matkot ist ein populäres Ballspiel in Israel und wird als eine Art Nationalsport bezeichnet.
Matkot ist kein Wettbewerbsport, sondern reiner Zeitvertreib am Strand, bei dem mindestens zwei oder mehr Spieler einen kleinen Ball ähnlich dem Tennis spielen. Die Schläger bestehen aus Holz, ältere sogar aus Stein. Der Ball ist der gleiche wie beim Squash. Anfänger spielen mit einem etwas leichteren Ball.
Der Ursprung von Matkot ist nicht geklärt. Man vermutet, er sei mit jemenitischen Juden nach Israel gekommen. Das Wort Matkot soll von einem arabischen Wort madka oder dem hebräischen Wort makah stammen, was klopfen bedeutet.[5]
Matkot wird hauptsächlich in Israel gespielt. In Brasilien, wo es ein ebenso reges Leben am Strand gibt, heißt es Frescoball.

Маткот — игровой ракеточный вид спорта на открытом воздухе (разновидность пляжного тенниса). Игра (одиночная — два игрока; или парная — четыре).
Популярная игра по побережью Средиземного моря. Ракетки традиционно делаются из дерева, хотя иногда ручки усилены пластиковым покрытием.
Стандартный мяч тот же шар, который используется в сквош. Сегодня используют уже зачастую полые мячи.

Matkot from givat olga Itzik and Roman

מטקות מחוף אולגה, איציק ורומן שומרים על כשר

Matkot and Tel Aviv

Amazing game!!! Matkot perfect game on the beach in Tel Aviv

teaching with Eran Matkot

Matkot news From Lony Matka

Baliboa urban matkot game with Baliboa racquets

Collaborative racquet game at Mucem playground in Marseille south of France

Matkot at Tel Aviv Beach / מטקות

A quick snippet of Matkot on Tel Aviv Beach. Matkot (paddles) is a sport very popular in Israel.



Playing Matkot at the beach

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MATKOT - just having some fun - video clip edited in Kutiman's style. Enjoy.

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A Game of Matkot

#ChocOlympics 2016 #Part2 #ValentinesDay

This is part 2 if our chocolate olympics promotional series, details of the actual games will be e-mailed to all in the coming weeks. Get pumped!

Matkot @ Bondi Beach with Pete

14 December 2014 Matkot @ Bondi Beach with Pete

Global 3 minute challenge to players of Frescobol, Palas, Matkot, Greek ΡΑΚΕΤΕΣ, Plaeta-playa

'The Global 3 minute challenge. 'ACHIEVING SYNCRONICITY'

In 2012 We will launch a Global challenge that will allow all our friends who play the various beach rackets sports all around the world under different names to use the rackets of their sport and the ball of there sport and time a 3 minute interval and record how many balls the two players can hit in the 3 minute Interval.
To keep it simple we will count only when one player hits the ball.
When the clock starts players will have 3 balls in all. 1 ball for each minute. ( One ball will be in play and the other two balls will be in the possession of the two players to use when the ball in play is knocked out of the zone of play.)
Frescobol players may use the traditional Pear-shaped Rackets and ball of FRESCOBOL.
The Players of MATKOT may use Traditional Circular Matkot racket and the small squash ball.
The Players of Greek BEACH RACKET may use the Traditional Greek beach racket and the tennis ball.
The Players of PALAS in may use there respective Palas of LuisCalle and pink racquetball ball.
The Players of PALETA-PLAYA may use their traditional Bats and balls also.
The distance will be set between 6 metres and 9 meters
A backing sheet or suitable screen to stop the ball from flying too far when it is struck badly will make retrieving the ball easier.
The times must be authenticated. The video recoding from the time of the start of the Clock when the first counted ball is struck until the end of the 3 minutes must be live recording. ( This part must not be edited or broken in any way)
For this to be truly a global Challenge we encourage as many of our friends to take part as possible.
Full detail of this Global Challenge and a better demonstration video will be uploaded the third week of January 2012. The Challenge will officially start in February 2012.

( This Global 3 minute Challenge is not in anyway intended to undermine the rules or scoring system of the current sports of Frescobol, Breach racket , Matkot, Paleta-Playa or Palas, but is solely intended to link all the family of players of beach racquetball in the many form in which it exist into a 'Global Family' where we can have this friendly global competition in our respective countries.) Eventually we will meet in person to challenge each other in the flesh.
The ultimate aim is the see who among us will present to the world a pair of players who will have the fastest return rate of the ball with the most accuracy, the most precision, the highest level of partnership cooperation and union of players.)
We are expecting to see style, flare and flamboyant and energetic, expressive, and fun presentations. (((( DO NOT TAKE IT TOO SERIOUS=== Try to have FUN))

Ultimately the name will be 'The Global 3 minute challenge. 'ACHIEVING SYNCRONICITY'