If you have spent any time on an Israeli beach, you know matkot from the sound "tak tak tak tak" back and forth - it's mesmerizing to watch!
Matkot is the national beach sport of Israel. It's a paddle game, usually between two players. The game really is unique - there isn't a winner, and it can go on endlessly. There are no boundaries for the "court" either. The goal is to hit the ball back and forth as many times as possible - it's all about cooperation!
This sport is the thing to do if you like being on the beach but don't feel like sitting around tanning or reading. Though it can be a really competitive sport, you can buy a cheap matkot set from the corner store, and get started!