Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 12:30 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Tuesday at 09:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Basque spoken
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • It is in Bidart in the Basque Country that the Tambourindeguy brothers created their workshop Ona Pilota , which means “Good Pelota”. Converted into cestero and pelotero, they open the doors of their workshop to you to discover the art of making and repairing chisteras and balls. In France, the cesteros (manufacturer and repairer of chistera) are not numerous and few agree to transmit or share their knowledge.

      Thus, Patxi, who has always loved wood and studied wood production, had to learn his skills alone. He learns the cestero job in Miami, sharing with people who repaired their gloves during his pro career, then repairing and making his own gloves. In St-Jean de Luz, a man named Louis taught him how to repair the leather of the balls . What's inside the pelota, from repairing to making, is a Mexican named Clemente “pelotero” for 40 years who taught him in Miami.

      All this know-how acquired over several years here and on the other side of the world Patxi brought him together in his workshop Ona Pilota , teaching his brother Jon. The visit to the Ona Pilota workshop is a unique opportunity to discover a rare and artisanal profession with Cesta Punta world champions who are as passionate as they are experienced.

      Find it on the Guide du Pays Basque's Blog...

      Discovering a speciality of the basque pelota: the cesta punta
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Traveller Reviews Ona Pilota

5 sur 5 44 reviews

  • Aude (aude)

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Aude (aude) on 04/08/2021

    Introduction to the 3 kinds of Basque balls (hand, palta, chistera) with our 2 children aged 7 and 11 and it was great. Everyone loved it. Even if we are starting out professional again, we were able to really try out Basque pelota and appreciate the exchanges. The teacher was very nice and either we were good or he was a very good teacher (or a bit of 2 :). A typical and ideal activity to share.

  • otche maison

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by otche maison on 29/07/2021

    An exceptional meeting! And a first class of grand chistera which made me fond memories for a long time!

  • New Vmax

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by New Vmax on 13/10/2021

    Super welcoming. Thank you

Traveller Reviews Ona Pilota

5.0 sur 5 98 reviews

  • "Great Morning"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by SimonWise (London, United Kingdom) on 17/07/2019

    Spent the morning with Jon getting an introduction to 3 variants. Lots of laughs, a bit of sweat and loads of fun. Jon was excellent and Patxi very helpful in arranging over the phone. Jo!

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  • "So much fun!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 573camilaf (Miami, Florida) on 21/08/2018

    Excellent activity while in Biarritz if you want to do something very cool that you won't do anywhere else.

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  • "Fabulous fun for the family!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Charles R (London, United Kingdom) on 23/07/2018

    The champion professional brothers who created this place are exceptional ambassadors for the sport. Imagine taking a tennis lesson with Nadal! They also have a great sense of humour and make it...

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Ona Pilota

Address

Ona pilota
597 rue Berccia
64210 Bidart

Contacts

Cell : 06 74 80 11 17

GPS coordinates

43° 26'18.25"N, 1° 34'58.3"W

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