Welcome on Frontons.net

Frontons.net is a collaborative project aimed at identifying and geotagging open-air single walled fronton around the world.

This website offers differents possibilities to consult frontons' database: proximity researches by address, world map of the frontons and pages dedicated to the latest frontons added.

You are also invited to share all your knowledge about the frontons, whether commenting existing pages and/or suggesting a new fronton.

If you encounter technical issues, have a suggestion or require more information about the site, please leave a message using the contact form.

Thank you!

Recently added frontons
  • 19432 Abánades, Guadalajara Spain
  • 37253 La Zarza de Pumareda, Salamanca Spain
  • 37130 Zafrón, Salamanca Spain
  • 37260 Villavieja de Yeltes, Salamanca Spain
  • 37114 Villaseco de los Gamitos, Salamanca Spain

Top rated frontons
  • 64210 Bidart, France
  • 64310 Ascain, France
  • 64240 Bonloc, France
  • 64640 Armendarits, France
  • 64310 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, France
Did you know?

A Fronton (Basque: frontoi or pilotaleku, French: fronton, Spanish: frontón) is a two walled or single walled court used as playing area for Basque pelota.

The front wall of the first frontons in villages was usually the wall of a church. Because the games being played close by, several priests would play pelota along with the villagers and got to be well-known players and often served as referees in provincial or town competitions but were out of the picture when it turned into a commercialized sport.

Because of the increasing popularity of the game, many Basque churches put up signs forbidding pelota games on their porches. The game were also played in town halls, but when the game turned into a highly popular entertainment in the region, towns started to build special frontons in open-air or closed courts.


 
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