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
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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