Jai Alai ... The Fastest Sport in the World!
Hello! This may seem like a bizarre request, but as I have no-one in my circle who is interested in Jai Alai (I'm Canadian), I thought it would be best to simply ask fans of the game for their feedback or opinions on this.
I'm a technical writing student who is putting together a promotional Jai Alai pamphlet, aimed at young adult men who are unfamiliar with the game but have an interest in non-mainstream sports (handball, lacrosse, hacky-sack, etc.). I've finished the text portion of the project, and while my professors are unlikely to ding me on my accuracy when covering the sport or terminology, I'm a stickler and I like to do things right.
If you'd (the general you) be willing to take a glance at what I've written and let me know if anything stands out or is totally wrong- or if I've forgotten to include something essential, for that matter- I would be incredibly grateful.
A few notes: I know that it's rather subjective to say that the sport is entering a renaissance, but as I've researched it I've come across old news articles declaring its imminent death in the US, alongside active websites like this one and advertisments on Florida casino websites promoting the sport. (I also discovered that there's at least one amateur fronton in Connecticut) Regardless, I think it's safe to say that for Jai Alai fans, it's still alive and kicking.
I've never played Jai Alai. I watched videos showing professional and amateur play (and read the account on this website), and based the technique advice I offer on my observations. If you've played the sport and can offer better tips for beginners, please let me know!
I didn't include a bibliography in the attached .PDF, but obviously intend to in the final version.
With the glossary, I double-checked words across several sites: first to see which were commonly used and actually described different things, and second to see what the words actually meant. I wanted to include things that I felt were relevant.
Thank you for your time!