The word racket is a noun. Racket means (1) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit, (2) a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games, (3) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience, (4) a loud and disturbing noise.
Racket is also a verb that means (1) hit (a ball) with a racket, (2) make loud and annoying noises, (3) celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities.
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Many people enjoy playing tennis, and a good tennis racket is key to enjoyment of the game. A tennis racket consists of lightweight netting stretched across an oval frame on the end of a long handle.
Invented in England early in the 19th century, squash came to North America in 1885. English-speaking countries have tended to dominate championship play.
Browse this tennis equipment and supplies retailer directory to find tennis equipment and tennis supplies retailers in the USA. The close-up photo on this web page depicts a yellow tennis ball and a tennis racket.
The following articles provide recent racket-related news.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Police in northern Greece have foiled an illegal immigration racket that used a fake ambulance - driven by an ersatz doctor - to smuggle migrants from the Turkish border to the port city of Thessaloniki. ...
Washington Times. Friday, 28 Jun 2019 06:52:25 -0400.
World number one Novak Djokovic took out his frustration on the racket in a scrappy performance but did enough to overcome German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a 6-3 4-6 6-4 win in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.
Reuters. Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 14:36:07 -0400.
Lucas Pouille kept his focus when Italy's Fabio Fognini began throwing his racket in frustration during a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory that put France into the Davis Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
France 24. Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 14:40:40 GMT.
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