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 at 02:30 pm

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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 54 reviews

  • Pichon Léa

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Pichon Léa on 20/10/2022

    Nice experience We came with a group to discover the craft of Basque pelota. Passionate, attentive, caring and reaching out to young people, Patxi and Jon gave us a very rewarding time. We only regret one thing, not having stayed longer to do an initiation. Thank you !

  • Morgane Boyle

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Morgane Boyle on 04/08/2022

    Awesome experience! Patxi was very educational and we loved discovering this sport with him, a passionate :)! We had a wonderful afternoon, thank you again for everything!

  • Pierre Emmanuel COUDEVILLE

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Pierre Emmanuel COUDEVILLE on 22/08/2022

    We participated in the Basque pelota initiation with Jon. It was an intense moment of sharing and conviviality In addition, we visited their stands at the Bidart market, Patxi and Jon will share their passion with professionalism! Thank you for this great experience and good luck to both of you 😇

Traveller Reviews Ona Pilota

5.0 sur 5 101 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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