Racquetball, also called paddleball, is a sport played on a court where the opposing player must hit a ball after it has passed the receiving line. The game is based on squash, yet uses smaller rackets than squash. The rubber ball must first hit the front wall, and cannot bounce twice against the floor. The rally is won once the opposing player fails to hit the ball, and the game is won after an individual wins two out of three sets. Players often cover 3,650 feet due to the high amount of movement during the game.

How do you play racquetball?

Racquetball is played in an indoor court and involves 2 players. The goal is to get 15 points by hitting the ball towards the wall in a way that the ball bounces twice for the opponent. Gathering points can only be done by a server and a server only gets two chances before he gives up his turn.

How many calories does racquetball burn?

Racquetball is a game of athleticism, quickness, and agility. You need impeccable hand-eye coordination and cardiovascular stamina to chase and dodge the ball. With a casual 30-minute game can burn 250 calories for a 150-pound person (68 kilograms). Intensifying the game, and you can burn close to 350 calories in 30-minutes.

What is the difference between squash and racquetball?

Squash rackets and balls are smaller than racquetball. Another difference is that there is an “out of bounds” area on the squash court and there isn’t once in racquetball. In both sports, some rules are similar, yet the scoring limit is different: squash is scored up to 9 points and racquetball matches are scored to 15.

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Racquetball Racquet
Size comparison diagram of the Racquetball Racket compared to other similar sports rackets

A Racquetball Racquet is used to play the sport of racquetball by hitting the Racquetball. A Racquetball Racquet is typically made from titanium or graphite.  A Racquetball Racquet is more dynamic than a tennis racket as the shape of its head is similar, but length is shorter. A Racquetball Racquet is shorter in length due to the smaller size of the racquetball court and to cut reaction time.

The head shape of a Racquetball Racquet is available in a quadroform or teardrop shape. A Racquetball Racquet has 3 grip sizes and players should use the smallest grip size that is comfortable. Racquetball Racquets are available in a variety of colors. 

Racquetball Racquets have overall lengths between 19”-22” (48.3-55.9 cm), widths from 9.5”-11.5” (241.3-292.1 mm), and typical depth of 1” (25.4 mm). The length of the handle is 5”-5.25” (127-133.4 mm) with a grip circumference between 3.625”-4” (92.1-101.6 mm). The weight of a Racquetball Racquet is 5.3-6.5 oz (150-185 g). The surface area of a Racquetball Racquet is between 100-125 in2 (645-806 cm2).

Measured elevation illustrations of a Racquetball Racket dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
A Racquetball Racquet is used to play the sport of racquetball by hitting the Racquetball. A Racquetball Racquet is typically made from titanium or graphite. A Racquetball Racquet is more dynamic than a tennis racket as the shape of its head is similar, but length is shorter.

Racquetball Racquets have overall lengths between 19”-22” (48.3-55.9 cm), widths from 9.5”-11.5” (241.3-292.1 mm), and typical depth of 1” (25.4 mm). The length of the handle is 5”-5.25” (127-133.4 mm) with a grip circumference between 3.625”-4” (92.1-101.6 mm). The weight of a Racquetball Racquet is 5.3-6.5 oz (150-185 g). The surface area of a Racquetball Racquet is between 100-125 in2 (645-806 cm2).

Measured elevation illustrations of a Racquetball Racket dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
Racquetball Racquet
Height:
Width:
9.5”-11.5” | 241.3-292.1 mm
Length:
19”-22” | 48.3-55.9 cm (Max)
Depth:
1” | 25.4 mm
Weight:
5.3-6.5 oz | 150-185 g
Area:

Handle Length: 5”-5.25” | 127-133.4 mm
Surface Area: 100-125 in2 | 645-806 cm2
Beam Width: .63”-.75” | 16-19.1 mm
Grip Circumference: 3.625”-4” | 92.1-101.6 mm
Materials: Carbon fiber, graphite, wood (traditional)

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Racquetball Racquet front, side, bottom

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Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Racquetball

A Racquetball is the ball used to play the Racquetball sport and is shot by players through the use of a Racquetball Racquet. Racquetballs are hollow, constructed from rubber, and are not covered in fabric. They come in a variety of colors, but are traditionally blue.

Each of the color variations of the Racquetball has a purpose. Black Racquetballs are used for longer rallies and are the slowest of all Racquetballs. Blue Racquetballs provide medium speed, green Racquetballs are used for fast rallies, and purple Racquetballs are typically used in professional tournaments. Red Racquetballs are typically used outside and pink Racquetballs are easy to spot indoors.

Racquetballs have a diameter of 2.25” (57 mm) and circumference of 7.07” (18 cm). The mass of a Racquetball is 1.4 oz (40 g).

Measured illustration of a Racquetball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
A Racquetball is the ball used to play the Racquetball sport and is shot by players through the use of a Racquetball Racquet. Racquetballs are hollow, constructed from rubber, and are not covered in fabric. They come in a variety of colors, but are traditionally blue.

Racquetballs have a diameter of 2.25” (57 mm) and circumference of 7.07” (18 cm). The mass of a Racquetball is 1.4 oz (40 g).

Measured illustration of a Racquetball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Racquetball
Height:
2.25” | 57 mm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
1.4 oz | 40 g
Area:

Circumference: 7.07” | 18 cm

Materials: Rubber

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Racquetball Elevations (various)

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