A traditional sport practiced from spring to autumn on the flat valley floors
The game of Rebatta involves two 5-player teams. Each team has 20 “bats” ("batua" or "tsachà"). A win is determined by the total points obtained (1 point every 15 metres) for individual "rebatta" pitches, a wooden ball (generally box root - 28 mm diameter and weight of 25/40 g), covered in small, brass or iron nails and painted white to make it visible on the grass. The "rebatta" is hit with a bat called a "masetta" or "maciocca", with two parts joined together: the last ("maciocca") is a hard wood, pressed prism which is grafted onto a wooden stick ("bâton"). The full equipment is between 100 and 145 centimetres and has a variable weight between 400 and 700 g. The "maciocca" is generally made of walnut wood, while the "bâton" is made from ash wood.
The set is completed by a"fioletta" (also called a "pipa" or "levoù" or "crouì"), a wooden pipe with a metal plate base ("desot") used to lift the rebatta in half air, until the player hits it in the air. The playing field is a field with fish bone shaped lines 15 metres apart. The player, from the hitting zone ("plase"), lays the "rebatta" in the groove of the "fioletta" pipe, striking the point with the"masetta" bat, flinging the ball in the air, which is struck in the air to hit it as far as possible and get maximum points.