Described as a ‘quirky’ cross between the games of tennis and squash, racquetball is easier to play and a lot more fun. This is an ideal indoor activity for those who can manage to pull themselves off the couch and into action.
This uncomplicated game can be mastered in the space of 60 seconds and all you need is a play-mate or three to get going.
The game is played on a standard squash court, but unlike squash, you play with a bigger and bouncier blue ball. As the racquet has a larger head and a shorter handle it is easy to manipulate. If you haven’t played any racquet sports before, racquetball is a great way to start.
Described as an excellent fat-burner, racquetball encourages longer rallying, giving you sustained aerobic activity. The game will also improve your hand-eye co-ordination skills as the ball bounces around the walls of the court.
You can play singles or doubles and mixed play is very popular. People of all ages can get onto a court and play ball. If you enjoy racquetball you can play socially or in a competition, which is organised through your local squash/racquetball centre.