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Paddleball

An athletic game for 2-4 players

One Wall Paddleball is an American ball game that consists in hitting a small rubber ball against a single wall by using paddles. It can be played in singles (1 versus 1) or in doubles (2 versus 2). The general rule of the game is that the ball must hit the wall without touching the court floor more than once in order to be a valid rally. The balls are usually of the colors black, blue, green and originally, the paddles were made of wood, although new materials have replaced them throughout the years (such as graphite and titanium paddles).

The game is popular in places where the weather permits outdoor plays such as New York, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Puerto Rico, although indoor courts, albeit rare, exist. Tournaments are ruled by the American Paddleball Association.

History

The history of the game is somehow undocumented, but it obviously origins from American handball which consists of hitting the ball with the bare hands or a gloved palm. However, due to the cold weather in northern American states, the players carved wooden paddles to hit with to relieve the pain from the cold.


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