Time Out says
This is the place to practice your hand at ‘Matkot’, an Israeli-invented game played with two ping-pong-like wooden paddles and a hard little ball.
Known as the “matkot” beach, the incessant tick tacking of this annoying game loved by Israeli beach-goers is rampant. Either join in for a heated game, or cool off in the sea. Just across the street, beach-goers can nosh at Tel Aviv’s Abulafia (Jaffa’s famous Arabic bakery), or refuel at Shakes Pree next door for fresh juices and shakes. The beach café, Tzfoni BeTayelet, is spacious and perfect for catching the sunset.