A quirky cross between tennis and squash, racquetball is easier to play and tonnes of fun! This is the ideal indoor activity for those who can manage to pull themselves off the couch and into action.
This uncomplicated game can be learned in the space of 60 seconds and all you need is a play mate or three to get going.
Australian racquetball is played on a standard squash court. Unlike squash, you play with a bigger and bouncier ball. The racquet utilised has a larger head and shorter handle, making it easier to manipulate. If you’ve never played any racquet sports before, racquetball is a great way to start.
An excellent fat burner, racquetball encourages longer rallying, giving you sustained aerobic activity. With the bouncier ball, the game is less harsh on your body than squash, making it a great way to return to the court after injury. You’ll improve your hand-eye coordination skills as the ball bounces around all the walls of the court.
Racquetball can be played with singles or doubles. Mixed play is very popular. People of all ages can get on to court and play. Racquetball is available socially at clubs or in organised competitions.