Jai alai is a sport involving a ball that is bounced off a walled space by accelerating it to high speeds with a hand-held wicker device (cesta). It is a variation of Basque pelota. The term, coined by Serafin Baroja in 1875, is also often loosely applied to the fronton where the sport is played. The game, whose name means "merry festival" in Basque, is called "zesta-punta" in the Basque Country. The sport is played in Spain, south west of France and Latin American countries.