Xare is racquet sport, a form of Basque pelota. Equipment includes a racquet and a ball. The ball is not exactly struck, nor is it quite caught—the effect is somewhere in between. The ball is very hard, and covered in parchment. The game is played in a special indoor court, called a trinquete. For xare, a net is strung across the middle of the trinquete, and the players face each other, as in tennis. Xare players wear helmets that are similar to those used in cycling.
Category:Individual sports Category:Indoor sports Category:Racquet sports Category:Basque pelota