Frescobol - a fun racket sport with a cooperative gameplay

Frescobol - a fun racket sport with a cooperative gameplay

Even if you don't immediately recognize the name "Frescobol", you have probably played the back and forth game before. The fun activity that originally comes from Brazil and is nowadays constantly gaining new fans all over Europe, is better known as beach bat and ball. You want to know more about the special combination of sport, amusement and fun, where there are only winners? Then just read on!

April 17, 2021
Pickleball - a racket game for friends and family

Pickleball - a racket game for friends and family

Pickleball - although the sport is still not very well known in Europe, millions of people around the world already play pickleball. If you want to learn more about the sport with the unusual name - which has nothing to do with pickles or pickled veggies - just read on.

March 10, 2021
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after-work sports in winter

These 5 after-work sport activities will keep you fit during COVID

Many people find it difficult to motivate themselves for a workout after work. Especially in winter, when it's uncomfortably cold and dark outside, motivation reaches a low. In this article, we'll explain why it's still important not to neglect exercise during the cold months. Afterwards, we will introduce you to five sports that can be perfectly integrated into your winter evening routine.

January 18, 2021
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Crowded tennis courts: These 4 alternatives are at least as much fun with a bit of practice.

Crowded tennis courts: These 4 alternatives are at least as much fun with a bit of practice.

Tennis is in! But as soon as the weather plays along, the courts will be full. During core hours it might be impossible to book a court as a non-member. But this is no reason to worry - there are alternatives that are at least as much fun as a game of tennis. We'll tell you about them!

July 10, 2020
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How Frescobol changed Brazil during World War II

How Frescobol changed Brazil during World War II

It was the 21th of April in 1945 and still during Second World War when Lian Pontes de Carvalho invented frescobol right in the heart of Copacabana Beach. It was building no. 1496 of Atlantic Avenue, right at the corner to Duvivier Street, where the carpenter had his little business running.
January 11, 2019
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Frescobol – a name dedicated to the gringos?

Frescobol – a name dedicated to the gringos?

It is not only Europeans using the term frescobol for beachball nowadays. And independently of the usage of this term, Frescobol was originally arised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cariocas, the inhabitants of Brazil, say that the term is devoted to the gringos, a quite depractory word for foreigners in Brazil. And there is indeed a plausible explanation of how the term FRESCOBOL originated in the late 40s in Rio de Janeiro.
January 07, 2019
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