[su_expand more_text=”Read More” height=”120″ more_icon=”icon: chevron-down”]Here’s a brief run-down of the game of racquetball: Play begins with the serve, and the serving player is allowed two attempts (1st & 2nd serve) to put the ball in play (elite competition allows only one serve). A serve requires the player to bounce the ball once on the floor, hitting it directly to the front wall with a bounce back on the floor beyond the short line court floor marking. If the server fails to hit the ball directly on the front wall, serve is immediately lost to the opposing player. However, the ball can touch one side wall after the front wall, but not two, before hitting the floor. If the serve fails, it counts as a fault. Other fault serves include a ceiling serve (the ball touches the ceiling after the front wall), serving before the receiving player is ready, and stepping out of the service box before the ball passes the short line. After a successful serve, players alternate hitting the ball against the front wall. Players may allow the ball to bounce once on the floor or hit the ball on the fly. A ball in play can touch as many walls, including the ceiling, as necessary so long as it reaches the front wall before striking the floor. If the server wins the rally, the server scores one point and continues to serve. If the opposing player wins the rally, no point is scored and the player takes over serving. Under USA Racquetball rules, a match is the best of three games, with the first two 15-point games, and game 3, if necessary, played to 11 points. USA Racquetball rules do not require players to win by two points. [/su_expand]
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The 2019 USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Championships (April 3-6) featured the best college racquetball players representing 32 American colleges and universities, and winners of men’s and women’s singles #1 gold singles division are named to the US National Team that competes and represents Team USA at all international and world competition. If you missed the live stream broadcast of the championships, there’s still time to watch video recordings of the competition. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select matches from the video posts located on the media player below ↓
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The 2018 USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Championships tournament features the best college racquetball players from 32 colleges and universities across the US. Winners of the men’s and women’s singles will be named to the US Adult National Team that competes and represents Team USA at all international and world competitions.
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