Mike Aphessetche and Dominique Camou (Bakersfield) are working together to promote the sport of pelota by having kids compete in a friendly yet competitive manner without the “them versus us” attitude. They both agree that the game itself, is what’s important so they will often mix the Bakersfield players with the Chino players creating, what they consider, one expanded team.
It is “a unique sport and the way it is played today is the way it was played since the beginning,” says Mike Aphessetche. He goes on to say, “… I would like to think that it puts a smile on some of the first generation players faces to see that we haven’t forgotten how to play the game that they passed on to us.”
Practices are held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
During the winter months, practices are at:
7262 Bickmore Avenue
During the summer months, practices are at:
13432 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Fill this in to let the pelota coordinator know you’re interested in practicing.