What Is Jai-Alai?


Quick Answer

Jai-alai is a ball game that originated in the Basque region of Spain. It involves a small rubber ball bounced off a wall by players using a small basket strapped to their arms.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Jai-alai is referred to as "the fastest sport in the world" because the ball that is used can travel at speeds of up to 180 mph. The game originated in Spain and has been a part of Spanish culture for hundreds of years, often being played at festivals in the Pyrenees Mountain region. Today, the popularity of Jai-alai has spread to Mexico, Egypt, Brazil, Italy and Indonesia.

Learn more about Classic Sports

Related Questions