Friday, August 26, 2005

Racquetball Diaries-II

There is no denying that racquetball is mostly a game of physics.

The court is square, and built to exacting dimensions. Unlike golf or tennis, for instance, there is no wind or sunshine involved. Racquetballs and racquets are manufactured to a fairly tight set of standards. Sure, some "brand new" balls break quicker than others, but this too is a function of physics, I presume. Even the sweat on one's hands is a function of physics, as is the degree of slippage on the perfectly flat floors. Yes, there are many ways in which racquetball can be called merely a game of physics.

But a racquetball court does not become interesting until a human being steps onto it. That is when physics takes a back seat to consciousness, so to speak.