A ball that is picked up off the court floor on a short hop. One of the
most difficult catches in jai-alai.
Refers to any type of kill shot.
A forehand shot which is thrown low with a sidearm motion. The ball hits
just above the red cushion and then cuts toward the sidewall.
A ball which hugs the side wall making it difficult to catch.
REBOTE: Return of ball from back wall with forehand or backhand.
Any backhand shot which is thrown from the shoulder level or above.
A shot which is thrown from the frontcourt area by the wood. The ball hits
the front wall near the corner, then the side wall and returns to the outside.
This shot is very difficult to return because of the tremendous amount
of spin it puts on the ball.
CORTADA: Ball thrown from outside court hits front wall low
A "change of pace" or drop shot that is thrown just above the lower red
cushion. The ball is thrown very softly and drops with a small bounce.
A shot where the ball hits the floor near the back wall, bounces up to
the back wall and then straight back down into the floor.
CHULA: Ball hits between back wall and floor, comes out with
An overhand shot thrown with a great amount of wrist action which results
in the ball taking an extremely high bounce.
DOS PAREDES: Thrown ball hits side, front wall and court, then