He tweaked his racquet size, the tennis equivalent of flailing in the water.
"Tommy Hollins coming to play," she vouchsafed in explanation of the racquet she carried.
We might have a game before lunch; you can have my other racquet.
The other man, with his racquet on the ground, was holding his eye with both hands!
She swung her racquet, looked at Shelton, cried, "Be quick!"
He says to his master, "The ball of your commands has rebounded from the racquet of my obedience."
The difference is that instead of racquet and ball, battledore and shuttlecock are used.
He became pallid, threw down his racquet, and went to his rooms.
Margery started in by grasping the racquet firmly in both hands.
I saw instinctively that I was the one, and I held my racquet ready with both hands.
"handled hitting device used in tennis, etc.," c.1500, probably originally "tennis-like game played with open hand" (late 14c.), from Middle French rachette, requette (Modern French raquette) "racket for hitting; palm of the hand," perhaps via Italian racchetta or Spanish raqueta, both from Arabic rahat, a form of raha "palm of the hand." Cf. French jeu de paume "tennis," literally "play with the palm of the hand" (cf. tennis).
[1970s+ College students; fr the kick out of danger in football, fr mid1800s Rugby football, ''kick the ball before it hits the ground,'' of unknown origin; perhaps echoic]