posted on September 01, 2013 00:00
September 1, 2013 - Colorado Springs, CO
At the May 2013 USA Racquetball Board meeting, the USAR’s Board of Directors approved 4 rule changes that are effective September 1, 2013.
1) Open divisions will once again play the 2-serve game. That means that all USAR sanctioned divisions will use 2 serves, except for the special USA Team Qualifying divisions played at USAR National Singles and National Doubles.
There will continue to be 1-serve play at all IRF adult world events, and with most outdoor WOR divisions. The LPRT ladies pro divisions will be converting to the 2-serve game starting with the 2013-2014 season.
2) Carries are now permitted, as long they are unintentional, and that they occur during a single natural swinging motion.
3) Electronic audio devices cannot be used during play unless they are to amplify the player's hearing ability.
4) Players must wear shoes. Players cannot play barefooted and cannot play while only wearing socks.
Of course, the above are only generic descriptions of the 4 approved changes. For the exact rule verbiage, please consult the USA online rulebook.
Also included are rule modifications for IRT, LPRT, WOR, CPRT, NMRA, as well as for Wheelchair, Deaf, and Vision-Impaired racquetball play.
View USAR Rules Here
Download USAR Rulebook Here (Effective: September 1, 2013)