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.
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.
Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete.He lost ...
Japan Times. Monday, 25 Mar 2019 11:09:13 +0900.
A former construction surveyor whose one-man moneylending racket was uncovered during a routine police check has been jailed for 31/2 years and fined $450,000.
Straits Times. Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0800.
Environmentalists who shudder at the notion of turning over national parks to states overlook the role of state and regional parks in preserving our natural heritage.
American Thinker. Friday, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0600.
Czech tennis star Karolina Pliskova took her frustrations out on the umpire's chair Wednesday after the official called one of her opponent's shots "in" when the former world No. 1 thought it was "out."
Ryan Gaydos. Fox News. Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:55:00 GMT.
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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