Strictly speaking Lets and Strokes are the same as in squash,
but in practice the rule is interpreted differently.
In Racketball, the ball bounces so much that the 'window of
opportunity' to hit the ball is much greater than in squash, and it is much
harder to play a direct winner. Consequently Strokes are awarded less
The guiding principles are; obvious Strokes are given, but
marginal Strokes result in a Let.
These Lets, include 4 common events:
Player A plays the ball and moves towards the 'T'. The ball
goes round the back corner of the court. Player B backs off of the ball
(does not turn) and end up on the 'wrong' side of the court (trying to play
a backhand shot from the fore hand court, or visa versa). Players A is
blocking a direct shot to part of the front wall. Player B has lost sight of
Player A as he watches the ball off of the back wall. Result Let.
Player A hits the ball rather close but is rapidly clearing
the ball. Interference occurs within the first 10% of the 'window of
opportunity', but the rest of the window is clear. Result Let.
Player A decides to play a delayed shot and wants to hit the
ball in the last 10% of the 'window of opportunity'. By doing so, backs into
the opponent causing the opponent to interfere with the late back swing.
Player A in trying to clear the ball inadvertently blocks
Player B from getting to the ball. As winners are very difficult to play: