Racketball, a form of squash, has been rebranded as Squash 57 in an initiative spearheaded by the World Squash Federation.
Racketball is a popular introduction to squash and can keep generations of players fit and active, and playing on court well into later years. Played with a larger ball and a shorter racket, the new name focuses on the key difference to squash - the larger ball, which has a maximum diameter of 57mm (compared with 40mm for a squash ball).
The rebrand will ensure that the game is seen as part of the squash family, whilst also eliminating any confusion with 'racquetball', a primarily North American game played on much larger courts with no tin and a different type of ball.
WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley said: "Whilst current players will doubtlessly still call Squash 57 by its old name, the change has formally been made. As it grows, Squash 57 will be seen more clearly as a discipline of squash, and may even give us greater chance of adding it to major events such as the Commonwealth and other major Games in future."
The game will become Squash 57 from 1st October. Find out more