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racquetball,

sport played indoors by two or four players, combining elements of court handballhandball, court,
indoor or outdoor game played by striking a ball against a wall or walls with the palm of the hand. Play may be for singles or doubles (four players) on a court with one, three, or four walls. The court is typically 20 ft (6.1 m) by 34 ft (10.
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 and such racket games as squash racquetssquash racquets
or squash,
game played on a four-walled court, 16 ft (4.88 m) high by 18 1-2 ft (5.64 m) wide by 32 ft (9.75 m) long. The back wall, shorter than the front wall, usually measures 9 ft (2.74 m). A horizontal service line 6 1-2 ft (1.
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. It is played on a standard handball court 40 ft (12.2 m) long, 20 ft (6.1 m) wide, and 20 ft high, with a back wall at least 12 ft (3.6 m) high. The fiber-strung racket is attached to the player's wrist with a thong, and the ball is slightly larger and lighter than that used in handball. Racquetball was developed in the early 1950s and enjoyed a boom in popularity throughout the United States in the 1970s. The United States Racquetball Association holds annual singles and doubles championships.
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The building will also include all the amenities of a condominium including a 2-story health club, squash and raquetball courts, a resort- quality pool, private security and 2-story penthouse apartments.
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