Racquet

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Real tennis racquets and balls

A racquet or racket is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cord is stretched. It is used for catching or striking a ball in such games as squash, lawn tennis and racquetball. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports.

The frame was traditionally made of wood and the strings of catgut. Wood is still used for real tennis, racquets (sport), and xare. Otherwise most racquets are now made of synthetic materials such as carbon fibre, ceramics or alloys. Catgut has largely been replaced by synthetic materials such as nylon.

Patents

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