The game of racquet ball quickly caught on; people loved it. Very quickly, facilities such as the popular YMCA and other places built racquet ball courts and people began to flock to them. It is assumed that the population was excited to have a new game invented. Since that time many racquet ball associations have been created and they continue to grow. Other counties began to join in and now racquet ball can be found in the majority of countries of this world. The game is even played at the Olympics. The game became so popular that almost six million people have played or are currently playing the racquet game.
The game is quite simple; it is played with racquets and a rubber ball. Although the game can be and is played outside, it is known for being played in an indoor court. One of the elements that make this game so different than other racquet games, such as tennis, is that the walls and ceilings of the court are used to play the game. This game is known for being played by two people; however there are variations in which three people can play and four people can play.
You don’t need a lot of equipment to play the game. One of the most important elements will be the court itself which will be fully enclosed indoors and will have a front wall if playing outside. Each player will have a racquet and a rubber ball that is a bit over two inches in diameter will be used. One element that sets this game aside from other racquet games is that because of the high speed of the game, goggles are worn by the players. Some players may choose to wear gloves to keep their hands comfortable, however it is not required. Players may also choose to where racquet ball shoes which offer a good grip when playing.
There are many rules to the game, however many players quickly catch on. The court will have lines on it, similar to how a basketball court has lines. There will be red lines that show different areas, such as the short line, the service line and the receiving line. Serving is done by a player bouncing the rubber ball on the floor one time and then hitting it to the front wall with his or her racquet. The game will then play out very fast, as the ball moves extremely quickly. Most people recognize racquet ball with sweating, as the media often shows players wearing sweat bands and appearing to have an intense workout. This is not completely exaggerated, as the game requires good stamina.