Saturday, August 14, 2010

Matkot - the new olympic sport

Matkot is a beach game that Israeli's love.  It's like ping pong without the table.  Each player has a slightly larger paddle than in ping pong, and a rubber ball is bounced back and forth in the air between players.  The edge of the ocean is lined with Israeli's playing this game on Friday and Saturday all summer.

Walking with cousin Tom the other night, he said, "Matkot should be made an olympic sport.  Israeli's would be great at it because there are no rules." 

Well, that sounds about right.  Israeli's are good at not playing by the rules, and quite comfortable in situations where there are none. 

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