Matkot is known to be the unofficial national Israeli sport! And the sound of the ball hitting the paddle up and down the gorgeous beaches is a sound you either love or hate but either way, people have been playing matkot here before since the country was founded and it is, without a doubt here to stay and only getting more popular!!
Matkot is a game with no rules, no score, no winners and no losers. It’s usually played in pairs but it can be played in threes and fours. It is generally played close to and parallel with the waterline. The object of the game is to keep the play going as long as possible, while challenging your partner to get better and as they get better so do you!
This is one of my favorite games- so much fun and a great workout too!! It’s a unique and special game and is a "must do" on your next trip to Israel.