Buenos Aires has hosted the world championship in 2002 and 1982, when the national team ended third, being it the most important moment in terms of this sport.
It is very popular in the country, and there are leagues where formal teams play. Besides, it is common to improvise a gathering with friends for a game.
This is a sport taught in allschools as well, among which regional and provincial tournaments are organized.
Courts can be found in open spaces all over the city. Otherwise, people just make a circle and hit the ball around, with no lines or net. There are courts all along the Atlantic shore too, on the sand, where tournaments take place, and people like taking part, even though they generally do not know the rest of the participants.