Tennis is a wonderful game which has been around for nearly two hundred years. It began in England, where it is still wildly popular. The only sports which are arguably as popular in England are soccer, cricket, and rugby. Tennis has crossed the pond. And by that I mean Tennis has crossed the Atlantic ocean. It’s a popular sport in America as well. I think it’s more popular in the United States than it is in Latin America. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe it’s because soccer is really the big sport down there. Latin American countries always do so well in the World Cup! But, back to tennis, the sport has seemed to have given birth to another sport. Or, I like to say that it’s tennis’ cousin. That sport is racquetball.

Racquetball is a sport which is played indoors. You can find a racquetball court in gyms all across America. The reason racquetball is only played indoors is very specific. You need four walls to play the game! Or, you need at least three, I suppose.

Like tennis, racquetball uses, well, a racquet and a ball. Doesn’t this sound similar? If it does, it’s because tennis uses the same thing! However, the racquet and ball in racquetball are both a little bit different. The ball is rubber and the racquet is shaped differently. Whereas the tennis racket is more circular, the racquet in racquetball is still circular, but less so. It’s almost as if the circle comes in a little bit in the middle and at the base of the racquet.

I absolutely love racquetball. It’s a great sport for the winter when it’s too cold outside to play tennis. As a matter of fact, sometimes I like racquetball more at all times! But we can never forget that it all started with tennis.