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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5’7” | 1.70 m
July 4, 1993
Daniel De La Rosa
170.000
1993.00
700
3D
Daniel De La Rosa
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 9, 1981
Kane Waselenchuk
178.000
1981.00
600
3D
Kane Waselenchuk
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 18, 1993
María José Vargas
173.000
1993.00
11000
3D
María José Vargas
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 20, 1989
Paola Longoria
165.000
1989.00
13000
3D
Paola Longoria
2.25” | 57 mm (Diameter)
1.4 oz | 40 g
Racquetball
5.700
0.040
50
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RacquetballPerspective view of a 3D model of a RacquetballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Racquetball
20’ | 6.1 m (Front Wall)
20’ | 6.1 m
40’ | 12.19 m
800 ft² | 74.3 m²
Racquetball Court
610.000
610.000
1219.000
74.30
2300
https://p3d.in/e/gD2WD
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Racquetball CourtPerspective view of a 3D model of a Racquetball CourtPerspective view of a 3D model of a Racquetball Court
9.5”-11.5” | 241.3-292.1 mm
1” | 25.4 mm
19”-22” | 48.3-55.9 cm (Max)
5.3-6.5 oz | 150-185 g
Racquetball Racquet
29.210
2.540
55.900
0.185
2700
https://p3d.in/e/HkHC7
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Paola Longoria

Paola Longoria is your best bet if you are looking for an athlete who has represented Mexico well in sports. The racquetball player is a three-time International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Champion in both Women’s Singles and Doubles events. She has been ranked eight times as world number one in the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and is the only Mexican racquetball player to register such a fate. Paola is also an eight-time US Open Champion and holds thirty international titles (thirteen career IRF doubles titles and seventeen career IRF singles titles). She is a nine-time Pan American Champion, a three-time gold medalist from the Pan American Games, a two-time gold medalist from the World Games and the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Paola Longoria has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Paola Longoria in racquetball positions measured with overall height
Paola Longoria is your best bet if you are looking for an athlete who has represented Mexico well in sports. The racquetball player is a three-time International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Champion in both Women’s Singles and Doubles events. She has been ranked eight times as world number 1.

Paola Longoria has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Paola Longoria in racquetball positions measured with overall height
Paola Longoria
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Nationality: Mexico

Years Active: 2006—

Birthday
July 20, 1989

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Racquetball
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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
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Circumference: 7.07” | 18 cm

Materials: Rubber

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María José Vargas

Bolivian-born Argentine Maria Jose Vargas is the reigning South American Racquetball Champion in both Women’s Singles and Doubles. The racquetball player is a five-time winner or champion of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) who garnered a bronze medal while playing for Bolivia in the 2011 Pan American Games Women’s Singles and Team event. For Argentina, Maria won gold in the Pan American Championships in 2014, bronze in the 2014 World Championship, silver in Women’s Doubles, and bronze in Women’s Single in the 2015 Pan American Championship. She also became a two-time silver medalist in Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles in the 2015 Pan American Games and a triple gold medalist in Women’s Singles, Doubles, and team events in the 2018 South American Games.

María José Vargas has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of María José Vargas in various racquetball poses measured with overall height
Bolivian-born Argentine Maria Jose Vargas is the reigning South American Racquetball Champion in both Women’s Singles and Doubles. The racquetball player is a five-time winner or champion of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) who garnered a bronze medal while playing for Bolivia.

María José Vargas has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of María José Vargas in various racquetball poses measured with overall height
María José Vargas
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Nationality: Bolivia

Years Active: 2006—

Birthday
March 18, 1993

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Daniel De La Rosa

Daniel de la Rosa took home the New Jersey Open in 2014, thus becoming the second Mexican to win the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) TIER 1 event. The racquetball player currently holds the world champion in Men’s Singles. Besides, he is also a two-time Pan American Champion in Men’s Singles, a Pan American Champion in Men’s Doubles, a 2016 Racquetball World Championship silver medalist, and a 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games silver medalists. During the 2015 Pan American Games, he became a gold medalist in the men’s team event and silver medalist in Men’s Singles event.

Daniel De La Rosa has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Collection of drawings of Daniel De La Rosa measured with overall height
Daniel de la Rosa took home the New Jersey Open in 2014, thus becoming the second Mexican to win the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) TIER 1 event. The racquetball player currently holds the world champion in Men’s Singles. Besides, he is also a two-time Pan American Champion in Men’s Singles.

Daniel De La Rosa has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Nationality: Mexico

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
July 4, 1993

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Racquetball Court
Side elevation drawing of a Racquetball Court measured with court length and height

A Racquetball Court is a three or four sided rectangular room of play with three distinct floor areas and fully playable surfaces used in the sport of Racquetball. Similar to a handball or squash court, most games are played in the receiving area of the court. Just beyond the receiving area and receiving line is the safety zone. Beyond the safety zone and the short line is the service area, which is flanked by screen lines and the doubles boxes. Unlike a squash court, there are no line markings on the front wall, and therefore all surfaces are playable throughout the court.

Racquetball Courts have an overall length of 40’ (12.19 m) and width of 20’ (6.1 m) for a total area of 800 ft² (74.3 m²). The front wall of a Racquetball Court must have a minimum height of 20’ (6.1 m) while the back wall has a minimum height of 12’ (3.66 m). The surface of a Racquetball Court is marked with a service line 15’ (4.57 m) from the front wall, followed by a short line at 20’ (6.1 m) and a receiving line of 25’ (7.62 m). Drive Service lines are placed on both sides of the service zone at a distance of 36” (91.4 cm) from the wall, with a service box line splitting the zone at 18” (45.7 cm).

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Racquetball Court measured with length, width, and court markings
A Racquetball Court is a three or four sided rectangular room of play with three distinct floor areas and fully playable surfaces used in the sport of Racquetball. Similar to a handball or squash court, most games are played in the receiving area of the court.

Racquetball Courts have an overall length of 40’ (12.19 m) and width of 20’ (6.1 m) for a total area of 800 ft² (74.3 m²). The front wall of a Racquetball Court must have a minimum height of 20’ (6.1 m) while the back wall has a minimum height of 12’ (3.66 m). The surface of a Racquetball Court is marked with a service line 15’ (4.57 m) from the front wall, followed by a short line at 20’ (6.1 m) and a receiving line of 25’ (7.62 m). Drive Service lines are placed on both sides of the service zone at a distance of 36” (91.4 cm) from the wall, with a service box line splitting the zone at 18” (45.7 cm).

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Racquetball Court measured with length, width, and court markings
Racquetball Court
Height:
20’ | 6.1 m (Front Wall)
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20’ | 6.1 m
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40’ | 12.19 m
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800 ft² | 74.3 m²

Height (Back Wall): 12’ | 3.66 m (Minimum)
Service Line: 15’ | 4.57 m
Short Line: 20’ | 6.1 m
Receiving Line: 25’ | 7.62 m
Service Zone: 5’ | 1.52 m
Drive Service Line: 36” | 91.4 cm
Service Box: 18” | 45.7 cm
Court Markings: 1.5” | 38.1 mm
Surface Materials: Finished and treated wood; glass entry optional

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