‘Googling’ for ‘racket balls’ on the web generally brings up ‘racquet balls’ because
the predominance of US racquetball around the world.
These racquet balls, apart from size, are completely different to the English
Of course racquet is the correct way of spelling. Racket...can mean a host of other
things. Noise, non lawful activitiy and so on.,
History of Ian’s Racketball .
Ian Wright, Chester, Reg and others many years ago asked Derek Price to develop
and produce balls, for Ian’s new UK ‘Racketball’ game he had developed from American
The Association (Ian and other players) also asked for a slower blue ball to
be developed. Balls imported were too lively and variable from delivery to delivery.
When development complete PRICE balls were adopted as the‘Official’ Balls.
Later the Squash association who had taken over the running of Racketball asked for
the development of a intermediate speed ball between the blue and black and it became
the National tournament ball. The original black ball still being used by some best