Pelota is a traditional Basque sport. There are many variations to the game, but they all involve bouncing a ball off the wall. The closest well known sport to pelota is racquetball. Pelota is usually played with a chistera, which is a basket-shaped racket. Players have to catch the ball with a chistera or hit the ball with their racket after the ball has been ricocheted off the wall. Balls travel the fastest in pelota compared to any other sports as the balls can travel at almost 200 mph. I really want to try playing this as I enjoy playing tennis and racquetball in my free time.