You understand exactly what I am saying. Even for the basques - remember when a reverse was thrown arrimada 75% of the time, or at very least the backcourt of the opposing team had to catch it on the left side. I to am in a similar position as you and I began to play at 12 and I know that I have no business playing professional Jai-Alai. Many of these guys (American) play hard & catch well and need polish with a hard-ass coach / teacher. But w/o some type of training we will no longer have Jai-Alai. Just some bastardized version thereof. LOL - "the side wall is there for more than keeping the pelota from going into the parking lot."