Jai Alai is played in a court which consists of three walls in the front, back, and right. The floor between the walls also comes into play during the course of the game. The goal of the game is to score points and whoever scores 7 or 9 points will be considered the winner. But playing a game of Jai Alai is not easy, as it is extremely fast paced. The ball should not touch the floor outside the three walls present in the court, and if it does, it will be considered out of the bounds. It becomes practically very difficult for the players to hit the ball inside the play area as the ball travels very fast within the court. The ball is usually covered with goat skin and this makes the ball very special. This ball can travel at a mind-boggling speed of more than 300 km/h or 188 mph, which is way too faster than an ordinary ball. This is what is special about Jai Alai and it separates it from other games. Players have to be extremely consistent, conscious, and concentrative in order to stay in the game and score points.
Jai Alai is promoted the by the Basque Government as the fastest game on the face of the planet. The express speed at which the ball moves, the speed at which the players hit it, the speed at which it lands on the floor or walls, and the speed at which it bounces back off the floor are some of the reasons to make it perhaps the fastest game on earth. Playing the game of Jai Alai is not simple, as it requires mental toughness. However, the game of Jai Alai is being replaced in some areas with horse racing and greyhound racing of late. But a lot of efforts are being put by various people in order to promote this game and take it back to the old days when it was really popular. Being the popular game that is, Jai Alai has been discussed often in popular culture. You can find out a lot of references in popular culture about Jai Alai in the form of TV series, movies, novels, music bands, and others.