We were asking someone in the business office of the gym
about reserving a racquetball court when the manager chose
to join in the conversation. He declared that Racquetball
was invented here in San Diego in the 1970's by a guy at
SDSU. An interesting bit of trivia for us, so he thought.
And it would be. If it were true...
Having just refreshed my memory on the rules here in this
node, I thought it'd be cool to double check that bit of
trivia and add it here if it were correct. Apparently
Racquetball was invented by a man named Joe Sobek (1918-1998) in Greenwhich, Connecticut in the year 1949. He fashioned short raquets, selected a rubber ball that had the proper size and bounciness, and came up with the rules for a sport he originally called Paddle Rackets.