Racquetball is a great hobby for those who are looking to stay in shape and have a fun intense sport that they are into. Racquetball is a great mixture of tennis and wall ball that can be played individually or with a friend. This sports popularity only continues to grow in the united states and the world. It is easy to see why so many people are playing this very entertaining sport. At first, one may not know how to get started in this sport, but with a little bit of information and knowledge, and individual can get started in this sport very easily.
First off, you will need the proper equipment. You will need protective eyewear when playing racquetball, as the fast paced action of the ball could really damage your eyes. Next off, you need to have a good racquet made for racquetball. Although you may think that a tennis racquet would work, this is not the case. As is the same with the racquet, you need to make sure that you have the right ball in your court. Finding a racquet ball can be a very easy thing to do. Most sports stores will have these. Last but not least, make sure that your shoes are the right type for playing racquetball. You don’t want some big clunky shoes when you are on the court. Most tennis shoes will do the job.
The basic object of racquetball is to bounce the ball off of the wall in a manner where your opponent is not going to be able to return the hit. There are many different rules when you are playing this game, but they are relatively simple to understand once you have a general knowledge of them. Let’s go ahead and go over some of these rules now. A racquetball court is 20 feet wide, 20 feet high, and 40 feet long. It is an enclosed room in which people play in. On the court is the service area, which is closer to the front wall, and the receiving area which is further back. These areas are marked by lines. The front service area is marked by solid lines and looks very similar to a box. The back receiving line is marked by a dotted line and is about 5 feet back from the service box.
To get the ball into play you must be standing in the service box. You need to make sure that both feet are within the lines, or it will count as a foot fault. When you are serving, you must bounce the ball once, but only once. Your ball must hit the front wall off of your serve, and then bounce behind the service box. The ball also must not hit the back wall, or that will be a fault. When you serve the ball you want to make sure that your serve is aggressive enough that it is difficult to retrun that serve. When returning the serve, you need to make sure that you are behind the return line.
After the serve, it is called a rally. This is where the action really starts. Both players will take turns hitting the ball against the wall. They may not hit the ball two times in a row, they must alternate. A rally can last for a long as the ball is in play. The ball must hit the front wall before it hits the floor when a player hits it. If it hits the floor before it hits the wall, then it is out of play. These are the basic rules for racquetball, and they should give you a great start.