South America

Pelota de Guante (Ecuador)

Name of sport (game)

Pelota de Guante

Name in native language

Pelota de Guante

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

First of all, the city of Ibarra and Quito in Ecuador.

History

Description

Pelota de Guante or Glove Ball is similar to Pelota Nacional. However, instead of being played with racquets, it is played by teams wearing gloves attached to disk-shaped wooden paddles which they use to propel a heavy ball of hard rubber back and forth. This sport is unique to Ecuador and played principally on Sunday afternoon in the cities of Ibarra and Quito.

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