men's size: Rhythmic gymnastics ball: 7.1 to 7.9: 180 to 200 : Team Handball: 7.3 to 7.5: ...
Answer (1 of 2): Well, the biggest difference (of course) is that racquetball is a racket sport while handball is played with one’s own hands, usually with thicker gloves.
A racquetball, which is slightly larger and squishier than a handball, was once clocked at 197 miles per hour, categorizing it as the fastest moving ball in sports. Although a handball only travels up to 30 miles per hour, the challenge lies in positioning one's hand to make a clever pass.
approx. size: Croquet: 3 5/8: 92: Softball: 3.82: 97.1: Bocce: 4.2: 107: the target ball size is from 40 to 60 mm: Lawn Bowls: 4 5/8 to 5 1/8: 117.5 to 130.2: lawn bowls are not a perfect sphere: Shot Put: 4.33 to 5.12: 110 to 130: men’s weights: Team Handball: 7.3 to 7.5: 185-191: this is for the size III ball: Volleyball: 8.15 to 8.39: 207 to 213: Bowling: 8.500 to 8.595: 215.9 to 218.3
A true handball is referred to as an "ace ball" or, in earlier days, "blackball". A racquetball used to play handball is called a "big ball" or "big blue". A small ball is hard, bounces higher and moves faster. Types of small balls include the Red Ace (for men) and the White Ace (for women).
Both sports are played with hollow rubber balls. The main difference in the balls is the size. A squash ball is smaller with a diameter of 4 centimeters compared to a racquetball ball that has a diameter of 6 centimeters. Racquetballs are also bouncier than squash balls and do not need to be warmed up the way that squash balls do.
The game is similar to handball and racquetball with the court having 3 walls. According to the tools of the trade: The most lethal ball of any sport, the Pelota is 3/4 the size of a baseball, harder than a golf ball, and has been clocked at speeds in excess of 180 m.p.h. The Guiness Book of Records calls it the world’s fastest ball. The pelota is constructed of hand wound Brazilian rubber with two hand-sown goatskin covers.
The main difference between Squash and Racquetball is that size of a Squash court is 32 ft x 21 ft x 18.5 ft while Racquetball is played in a court of 40 ft x 20 ft x 20 ft dimensions. Also Squash is played with rackets that are 27 inches long and has a narrower structure while Racquetball is played with a 22 inches tear drop shaped racquet.