Frescobol, Beachball, Matkot: Questions & Answers
What comes with the Frescobol set from Salt on Wood??
One set consists of two Frescobol rackets and two balls in yellow and orange as well as a blue beginner ball. In addition, a cotton bag is included, in which the set can be stored practically..
How much does a Frescobol racket by Salt on Wood weigh?
A Frescobol racket from Salt on Wood weighs about 350 to 370 grams and is optimally matched to the including rubber balls.
Which woods does Salt on Wood use?
Salt on Wood’s Frescobol rackets are made of linden, walnut and beech.
What actions can I take if a racket does not meet my expectations?
You can of course return the set to us according to the guidelines of the legal right of return when buying online (Find the return address under delivery times).
Should a racket have structural defects, we of course exchange the racket. Please note that different wood colors or optical irregularities (for example knothole in the wood) are part of the natural woodworking and are not a defect.
Why is the Frescobol set by Salt on Wood, compared to the beachball sets at the beach kiosk much more expensive?
The very cheap racket sets, known as beach ball, are made of thin plywood boards. This does not give you any pressure on the ball and the wood also breaks very fast. The including plastic ball is also only suitable for short distances and in case of a little breeze very hard to use. Also the glued plastic handles go off quickly.
Real Frescobol rackets are made of high-quality and much thicker wood, which offers a much higher rebound when using a quick-release rubber ball – making fast rallies possible. In addition, the handleband has been put on by hand and feels comfortable while holding. The ball is designed specifically for Frescobol and jumps on hard sand. These points make our Frescobol sets much more expensive, but also to a completely different beach sport!
Are the Frescobol balls that you can buy additional identical to those in the set?
Yes, they are. The available colors are yellow and orange.
Why do the beach bags from Sealand Gear x Salt on Wood look like they are used?
The handcrafted Weekenders are made from sustainably recycled (= used) materials. The fabrics are specially selected, cleaned and cut, but signs of wear remain visible.
Upcycling is the term when old objects are not only recycled, but processed into something of higher quality. The duffle bags handmade in Cape Town have numerous traces of use due to their past life (sail or tent fabric) – but that’s exactly what makes them special. Because every bag is unique with its own past.
How long does the delivery take and when will it be sent?
Salt on Wood products are shipped from two locations:
- From an owner-managed logistician from Eggenfelden in Bavaria
- From the warehouse logistics of Amazon Germany
From Eggenfelden, the packages are sent on weekdays from Monday to Friday until about 13h on the same day with DHL including tracking. The packages are delivered across Germany within two days in more than 90% of cases.
When Amazon is in charge of the shipping, Amazon Prime is offered.
If you would like to send a return shipment, please contact the following address:
All Square Verlag c / o RocketGolf UG
Landshuter Strasse 65
What does Frescobol mean – and what is the difference to Beachball?
Everyone knows beach ball (or beach ball). Mostly from childhood. Two rackets made of thin wood or plastic, a ball – and off you go.
At the same time, other nations demonstrate how it can be done. Frescobol is the name of the game in Brazil. There it is mainly practiced on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The term “Frescobol” comes from the Portuguese and consists of “frescol” (fresh) and “bol” (ball) together.
Also in Israel there is a special term for beach tennis: Matkot. It even counts as the national sport. The racket is called matka – and is made of wood. The goal is to keep the ball in play for as long as possible. Frescobol with quick rallies is also popular in Spain (Raquetas), Portugal, South Africa and Italy. Actually, in every country one can find real beach culture.
Which are the best places to play Frescobol?
Frescobol is most fun when played on the beach. The best is close to the water, because then you can let the ball bounce of the firm sand.
Of course it is also possible to play Frescobol in the garden or in the park. A net is not required but can be used (e.g., beach volleyball court). Then you can play for points similar to squash or tennis (for example, up to 11 per set).