Example sentences for: paddleball

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  • To begin with let us list some of the official racquet games, both ancient and modern, that may be defined in a standard dictionary or encyclopedia of sport: tennis; lawn tennis; squash tennis; paddle tennis; platform tennis; table tennis; paddleball; racquetball; squash racquets; badminton; and racquets . The most obvious characteristic of this list is that most of these games appear, at least, to be variations of the game of tennis , yet in reality they cannot be technically classified as such.

  • The confusion comes with those games whose names emerged from the equipment used ( paddleball ) or from the peculiarities of the court construction ( platform tennis ). A tangential problem relates to certain ancient racquet sports approaching obsolescence ( court tennis, racquets, squash tennis , for example) whose original clear-cut identity has become hazy owing to recently created sports, such as racquetball and platform tennis , which share some of the characteristics of the older games.

  • A suggested solution to the semantic confusion would be to sharpen the distinction between paddleball and racquetball . These games could be defined simply as ` handball played with a paddle,' the only difference being that paddleball employs a perforated wooden racquet and a large spongy ball, while racquetball , which is rapidly pushing both handball and paddleball into obscurity, employs a small strung racquet and a lively rubber ball.

  • A solution is suggested in my comments on racquetball: racquetball , while officially referring to the four-wall game played with a strung paddle, would unofficially also include the same sport played with a wooden paddle; this would leave the term paddleball as the sole designation for the one-wall game.

  • Both games have been referred to as paddleball , although the ambiguity of whether one is alluding to the one-wall version or the four-wall version must always be resolved.


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