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# Racquetball

## Invented in 1950, racquetball is an indoor sport played with a bouncy ball and no net. Ask questions about racquetball rules and history here.

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What Gas is in a Racquetball?

Racquetballs are typically filled with air or a mixture of gases, such as nitrogen. This helps provide the ball with the proper bounce and playability for racquetball games.

What is 102cm in feet and inches?

102 centimeters is equivalent to 40.1575 inches. 102 centimeters is equivalent to 3.34646 feet.

How many people can play racquetball?

Racquetball is typically played by two players (singles) or four players (doubles) on a court. Each player or team takes turns hitting the ball against the front wall and trying to outscore their opponents.

How many people play raquetball?

The International Racquetball Federation estimates that 14 million people play racquetball worldwide.

When did racquet ball start and where did originate from?

Racquetball was invented by an American named Joe Sobek in 1950, who based the rules on a combination of three older sports, namely squash (going back to 12th-century France), handball and paddleball. He initialy called the sport "paddle rackets" until a professional tennis player by the name of Bob McInerney coined the term racquetball. A variant known as racketball was developed in England in 1976, with slightly different rules.

How many inches in 102cm?

The answer is 96.85 inches (approx.). Inches and centimeters are both units of linear measurement. Inches are used in the imperial system whereas centimeters are used in the metric system. To convert from cm to inches, multiply the cm unit by 0.393701.

How fast can you hit a racquetball?

It all depends on how much force you put on your swing.

What are the rules of racket ball?

In racquetball, the player who begins with the serve must first bounce the ball off the floor before hitting the front wall. The ball may not touch the back wall and can only touch one of the side walls before the other player returns the serve. If the ball does bounce in these restricted areas, it is considered to be a fault. The players continue to return passes to each other by first hitting the ball to the front wall before allowing the ball to hit the floor. Unlike in the initial serve, the ball may hit any of the walls once the serve is successfully in play.

Who wins in a match of racquetball and how?

The first team or player to score 21 points (or to score 11 points if the opposing players remain scoreless) wins.

A match is won by the first side to win two games.

When is racquetball season?

Tennis season is mostly in late April and May, but it is played all year 'round.

Are racquetballs recyclable?

most parts

Will a tennis or a racquetball bounce higher?

A racquetball will bounce higher. A racquetball is required to be able to bounce 68 to 72 inches from a 100 inch drop at an outside temperature of 70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit. A tennis ball will only rebound 46 to 52 inches but the USTA doesn't give a drop or temperature requirement.

Which of these sports are similar to each other when is comes to racquetball and sqash tennis and squash or badminton and racquetball?

Court configuration aside for all four sports... For strokes and general play, squash and racquetball are most similar. For court strategy and the value of physical conditioning, badminton and squash are most similar.

What is a serve that is impossible to return in racquetball?

A serve that is so well hit that returner cannot even touch is called an ace

What is the western grip used to hit in racquetball?

Your grip refers to how you hold the tennis racket. An Easter grip allows you to hit a flatter ball, and a western grip gives you the abbility to hit more topspin.

Where did racquetball originate from?

Racquetball started when it was invented by Joe Sobek. He combined the rules of handball, paddleball, and squash to make this sport. It was made an official sport in 1952 under the name of "paddle rackets".

How often do they change tennis balls during a match?

That depends on the federation that the event is played under. In tournaments played under the International Tennis Federation rules, balls are changed after the first 9 games, then after the next 11 games, then after the next 9 games, then after the next 11 games, and so on. In ATP and WTA tournaments, balls are changed after the first 7 games and then every 9 games after that.

Can tennis be played on racket course?

Not really, since the short handled, dead surfaced paddle will not allow you to use the full court. Try to find a paddle tennis court or, better yet, save your pennies and go on a cruise where the ships often have "deck" or paddle tennis available.

What are 3 basic types of serves in racquetball?

1. Drive serve: very hard and low serve.
2. Z-serve: Bounces of the front wall and one side wall before landing in the receiving area at an angle.
3. Lob serve: comes in high off the wall and is difficult to play if hit properly.

What are the dimensions of a racquetball racket?

== == From the USRA Rulebook: "The standard racquetball shall be 2 1/4 inches in diameter; weigh approximately 1.4 ounces; have a hardness of 55-60 inches durometer; and bounce 68-72 inches from a 100-inch drop at a temperature of 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit." In comparison with a tennis ball, a racquetball ball is approximately 1/4 inch smaller in diameter and approximately 0.6 ounces lighter.

What is the area of a racquetball court?

The standard size of a racquetball court is 40 feet in length by 20 feet wide. You can have over or under 3 inches on the width though and the height should be 20 feet.

What kind of flooring is in a racquetball court?