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Racquet Sports: Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Racquetball, and Handball

  • Richard T. Bouché
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Abstract

Racquet sports make up an eclectic group of court activities that can be quite diverse. In this chapter we focus on the following racquet sports: tennis, badminton, squash, racquetball, and handball. Though it is beyond the scope of this chapter, it is paramount that readers become acquainted with certain background information on each of these individual sports including developmental history, rules and strategies, and necessary equipment. This information gives the reader “credibility” in dealing with racquet sport athletes and also provides a solid foundation for further study.

Keywords

Court shoes Racquet sports Biomechanics of racquet Sports Injuries in racquet sports Orthoses in racquet sports 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard T. Bouché
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  1. 1.Private PracticeThe Sports Medicine ClinicSeattleUSA

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