List of Racket/Racquet Sports

Racket sports are very popular all over the world. Outside of the US, the word is often written as racquet. Racket sports games includes the popular sports of tennis, ping pong, badminton, and squash.

The rackets used in these sports usually consist of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cord is tightly stretched.

Racket is the standard spelling used in United States, while in United Kingdom, Racquet is the term used. Furthermore, research shows that the term “Racquet” comes from the Flemish word "Raketsen" which is derived from Middle French word "Rachasser", which means "to strike the ball back".

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