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You hit a Ball With a Raquet so they just called it raquet ball...
Equipment This court and equipment are required for playing racquetball: * A racquetball court; fully enclosed indoor or outdoor with forward wall * A racquetball; a dynamic (bouncy) rubber ball of 2.25 in. (57 mm) diameter * Two racquetball racquets; no longer than 22 inches * Racquetball goggles (Optional - Some clubs mandate goggles, while others do not.)
Answer 1You can but you shouldn't. A tennis racquet is much larger and designed for a larger ball than a racquetball racquet. Officially speaking, it is against the rules to play with anything other than a racquetball racquet. Answer 2Most games have dimensions and rule boundaries placed on official equipment allowable. I believe there are constraints on the racquets that should be used in racquetball, including the shape of the end of the face. There are also practical disadvantages for using tennis racquets in racquetball - they are far too heavy and cumbersome. The ball needs to be struck with a kind of throwing action and one that is very fast.This action is not as efficient or as possible with tennis equipment as it is using the proper impliments.
The rule is: The person who is struck by the ball gets to cry without being made fun of.
When serving, this is called a "drive serve."
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.
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.
They aren't any "cheap" shots in racquetball besides pure luck. The only one I can think of is called The Around the World. You hit the front wall side then other side wall and the ball comes straight out sideways. REMEMBER DO NOT LET THE BALL BOUNCE IN THE SHOT
If the court has a back wall reaching all the way to the ceiling, the ball should never be called out. It is only out if the back wall of the court does not reach the ceiling, and the ball is out when it hits above the wall itself (perhaps into a net).
To get started playing Squash and Racquetball, you will need a racquet, a "birdie" (the ball that you hit), and net. If you get more into it, you may want to look at special gloves and shoes that will help your game.
There is no net in racquetball unless you are referring to the "Out of Bounds" area on the back wall of the court. This area is often covered by a net to prevent the ball from leaving the court; however, the actual height of the net varies.
Each player can only hit the ball once in a row.