Racquetball is a game for all ages and all skill levels. Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for a long time, there are places to play and tournaments to compete in. Most tournaments consist of a professional division and then various amateur divisions, ranging from skill level A to D. There are also age divisions for amateurs like under 24 or 40 to 50.
Racquetball is a sport with little costs. Besides for a racquet, balls, and safety goggles, you do not need much- just a wall. There are outdoor courts and indoor courts. Outdoor courts only have a front wall, whereas indoor courts are surrounded by walls.
Racquetball does not require strict technique. It is similar to tennis, but it's much more of a reactive swing. The goal is to place the ball in spots that make it tough for the other player to return, like the corners of the court, or to hit the ball low enough on the front wall that it bounces twice before the other player can hit it. A perfect shot is called a rollout, where the ball is hit so low to the ground off the front wall that it literally rolls out away from the wall.
The rules are simple. A player must hit the ball into the front wall first without letting the ball bounce twice before hitting it. The players switch off hitting it until the point is won. Winners of the previous point serve, and points can only be scored while serving. Typical games are played to 15, win by two. Racquetball is a simple game where players often improve rapidly.
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This website will tell you all you need to know about how to play, shots and strategies, training and drills, where you can start playing, and tournament schedules for players that want to test their skills. Many of the courts listed offer racquetball leagues that usually play once a week and are a great way to meet people, as well as improve your racquetball skills.
Racquetball is easy to learn and fun for everyone! Start playing today!