Racquet sports make up an eclectic group of court activities that can be quite diverse. In this chapter we will focus on the following racquet sports: tennis, pickleball, badminton, squash, racquetball, and American handball*. Though it is beyond the scope of this chapter, it is paramount that readers become acquainted with specific 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.
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Thanks to David G. Sharnoff, D.P.M. (Shelton, Connecticut), for his thoughts and comments related to this chapter. Tennis has been a big part of David’s life and he continues to consult with Tennis Magazine as their expert shoe reviewer.
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