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.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word racket.
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.