Tandil, Argentina. The trinkete at the Gure Etxea Basque Club in Tandil had its operations affected, as that of the entire institution, since the end of March when preventive and mandatory quarantine was established in Argentina. That “stop” was taken advantage of by those responsible for the kantxa to make improvements to the facilities. Specifically, they painted the ceiling with anti-condensation and thermic paint. They also painted the walls, the fence, and the entrance hall, and fixed the scoreboard.
After being “readied,” the Trinkete Jai Alai is now ready to return to normal activity in this “new normal," complying with strict health regulations. As club sources told EuskalKultura.eus, right now adults and children are using the kantxa, “always to practice pelota paleta, taking normal turns, and under the protocols presented an approved by the city and province. There is a weekly turnaround of about 60-80 pilotaris including women, men and children,” they said.
In regards to the activity at the Pelota schools that take place at the Trinkete, the Txiki and Women’s Pelota Paleta schools have been discontinued due to the pandemic. The club will let usplayers know when they are able to resume their normal activity.
[After the improvements made, the Trinkete in Tandil is ready to welcome pilotaris]
-Basque Pilota in Tandil, on Facebook: Pelota A Paleta Vasco Tandil