Sport: Racquets' Return

Racquets, fastest of all games played on foot, nearly twice as fast as squash racquets, is also one of the rarest. In the U.S., where a few hundred play it, only eleven racquets courts exist. Game requirements: a four-walled cement court about twice the length of a squash court; a hard ball (the size of a ping-pong ball, but the consistency of a baseball, it shoots and caroms from wall to wall so rapidly that a marker is needed to call "play" after each fair shot); a supply of racquets, since an average player breaks a racquet a game; players...

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