Racketball, also known as racquetball in some regions, is a fast-paced racquet sport played on an enclosed court. It shares some similarities with squash but has its own distinct rules and gameplay. Here’s a basic overview of the rules of racketball:
  1. Scoring: Racketball is typically played using a point-a-rally scoring system, where a point is awarded to the server or the rally winner. A match is usually played as best-of-three games, with each game played to 15 points.
  2. Serve: The server must stand within the service box and hit the ball directly onto the front wall above the service line. The ball must then cross the short line and land past the receiving line. The serve must be a “good serve” by not hitting the ceiling or the back wall first. If the serve is good, it is considered in play, and the receiving player must return the ball.
  3. Rally: Once the ball is in play, the players take turns hitting the ball against the front wall. The ball must be hit above the tin (bottom boundary) and below the outline (top boundary). The ball can hit the side walls or back wall, but it must reach the front wall on the fly without bouncing twice on the floor.
  4. Continuous play: Racketball is a continuous game, and players should avoid hindering their opponents’ access to the ball. The ball remains in play as long as it does not hit the floor twice or go out of bounds.
  5. Let: A let is called when there is interference during play that hinders a player’s ability to make a good shot. In such cases, the rally is stopped, and the point is replayed. Lets can occur due to accidental contact, excessive interference, or safety concerns.
  6. Stroke: A stroke is awarded to a player if their opponent’s shot is deemed to have prevented the other player from having a fair opportunity to hit the ball. If a stroke is given, the player is awarded a point, and they retain the serve.
  7. Out of bounds: If the ball hits the floor twice before being returned, goes out of bounds (above the outline or below the tin), or hits a player directly, a point is awarded to the opposing player, and they gain the serve.
These are the basic rules of racketball that govern the gameplay. It’s worth noting that specific leagues or tournaments may have slight variations in rules or scoring systems, so it’s advisable to familiarize yourself with any specific rules being used in a particular event