Frescobol or Beach Paddle Ball has its origins in Rio de Janeiro on the infamous Copacabana Beach, Brazil in the mid 1940’s.
Originally Frescobol was played with hand shaped wooden rackets and tennis balls. However, the introduction of American racquetballs in the 70's brought greater speed and agility to the sport adding a whole new dimension.
Frescobol is an intense and enjoyable workout which will improve your fitness while honing your reflexes and hopefully looking like a boss in the process. The game is played in any open area, outdoors or indoors. Two players face one another with the objective of hitting the ball to one another with their bats without the ball hitting the ground. It requires minimal equipment and is accessible to all, young or old.
Frescobol or Beach Paddle ball is sometimes confused with Beach Tennis – which is a hybrid of tennis, beach volleyball and badminton. It is played with a net – however unlike Frescobol the objective is to score points against an opponent.
How do you play Frescobol?
Frescobol or Beach Paddle ball can be played in many configurations with the most common being 2 people,1 on 1 spaced anywhere from 10-30 feet apart. However it can also be played in 2 on 1 or 3 on 1 or 2 on 2 configurations.
The first thing you should know is that Frescobol is a collaborative effort. You’re not trying to best your partner, it’s all about an exciting rally. In competitive play, points are given to the team of two who’s kept the ball afloat the longest and done so with the most degree of difficulty and style.
Once you pick up your Frescobol bats and get a few cheeky rallies going you will not want to stop! Get your M.V.P Luxury Beach Bat set today and see if you can match it with Joao and Kity...
MVP Frescobol Set
- 2 beach bats hand-made from the highest quality hand-picked sustainable Teak & Sono timber
- Matt finish lacquer coating for UV/moisture protection
- Genuine cow leather grip
- Laser engraved logo
- MVP branded gift bag
- 1x rubber ball
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