Racquetball is played indoors and outdoors.
Racquetball is an easy game to learn and have fun playing almost immediately. The rules are simple and
Racquetball equipment is lightweight and
relatively inexpensive. The basic racquetball equipment is the racquet,
court shoes, eyewear and a ball. These 4 items are essential. The optionally racquetball equipment is a glove
and sweatband for your wrist and/or head. Once your equipment is taken care of you can start having fun playing
racquetball right away.
The higher price racquetball equipment will not necessarily mean more enjoyment of the
game. Although the medium range and upper range equipment is designed primarily to provide better power and
accuracy. A player that plays every once in a while (4-6 times a yr) should be happy with a low-end racquet
and cross-training shoes. A recreational player that plays 2-3 times a week will probably be interested in a
medium to upper range racquet, court specify shoes and a glove.
Low-end equipment will allow you to play the game but may hurt your progress. The
average starting cost for the recreational player is around $200.00 to obtain all equipment.
When you choose a racquet consider weight, balance, grip and size. The racquet’s
weight will affect how easily and quickly you are able to swing the racquet. Racquets fall into 2 categories:
even-balance and head-heavy. Head-heavy racquets help generate more racquet head speed that means you
generate more power. Nearly all high-priced racquets are head-heavy lower priced racquets are even-balanced.
Racquet handle grips come in 2 sizes: 3 5/8 and 3 7/8 inches or ss and xs. Rule of thumb if you wear an
extra-small to large glove then you will require a 3 5/8 inch grip. If you wear a large to extra-large glove
then you will require a 3 7/8 inch grip.
Racquetball frame composition fall into 2 basic categories: metal and composite. Most
metal racquets are low-end racquets. Most metal racquets are heavier but are more durable. Most upper-end
racquets are composite which are made from many different materials. Graphite and titanium are 2 of the most
It's important that your shoes have great traction for those quick changes of
direction. Getting the right shoes to play racquetball is
crucial to preventing injuries and performing your best. The wooden floors on racquetball can be slippery and
athletic shoes that aren’t specifically designed for indoor courts just won't grip the court. Indoor shoes
are specially designed with a gum rubber outsole that provides top notch traction on the slippery court
surfaces. A large part of the movement in racquetball is side to side so racquetball shoes are designed to
provide superb lateral stability and added cushioning in the forefoot.
Eyewear is mandatory. The racquetball is flying around the court with speeds in excess
of 100 mph. It also fits rather perfectly in your eye socket. You should never ever consider going on the
court without eye protection that is non-breakable composite plastic.
Come in all sizes and materials. Gloves make your grip on your racquet more secure.
They also help prevent blisters and calluses on your hands. You should also try to get a glove that is very
good at absorbing sweat and controlling racquet slippage.
This is the list of racquetball equipment needed for you start playing racquetball.
All you need to do now is learn some basic strokes so that you can have some fun playing