Rules of racketball

The rules of racketball are very similar to those of squash with just a few exceptions largely surrounding the serve. These differences are outlined below along with a link to the normal rules of squash.

The serve

  • The ball must be bounced off the floor before the serve
  • A player has two attempts to serve with a let being played if the first service is not legal
  • The service has to go direct to the front wall hitting above the tin (although not necessarily above the service line)
  • The ball must bounce in the opponents court beyond the short line (the opponent may choose to play the ball if it lands short)
  • The ball must not hit the back wall before bouncing
  • If the ball hits the back nick on the serve, a let is played