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Registration Deadline: January 13, 2016
Captain's Meeting: N/A
Games Begin: January 19, 2016
Season Length: 4 weeks
Tournament Format: Pool Play to All-University Tournament
Location of Games: McLane Student Life Center (SLC) Racquetball Courts


  • Racquetball is offered as an individual sport only. Therefore, a team is comprised of 1 participant.
    • Subs are not allowed after the first scheduled game.


  • No specific uniform is required to play racquetball
  • Must wear closed-toed athletic shoes
    • No sandals, cowboy boots, crocs, ect.
  • Participants can not wear hats, jewelry, or anything hard on their clothing (zippers, buttons, blue jeans)


  • Games are limited to 40 minutes player (team) winning at the end of the time limit is declared winner.


  • To win each rally by serving or returning the ball so the opponent is unable to keep the ball in play.
    • A rally is over when a player (or team in doubles) is unable to hit the ball before it touches the floor twice, is unable to return the ball in such a manner that it touches the front wall before it touches the floor, or when a hinder is called.
  • Points are scored only by the serving side when it serves an irretrievable serve (an ace) or wins a rally. Losing the serve is called a sideout.
  • A match is won by the first side winning two games.
    • The first two games of a match are played to 15 points.
    • If each side wins one game, a tiebreaker game is played to 11 points.
    • Games are limited to a 40 minute time limit.

During Play:

  • On the serve, ball must land between the serve line and the back wall.
    • Serves landing in front of serve line or hitting the back wall are deemed re-serves
    • Team (player) receives only one re-serve per point
  • The ball may touch as many walls as probable, as long as it strikes the front wall before contacting the floor
  • Team (player) must return the ball to the front wall before it bounces twice on the floor
    • Ball can be played directly from air to front wall before bouncing
  • If the opponent directly interferes with the other team a replay may be called
  • If the opponent is struck with the ball at any time when the other team is trying to return, a point is awarded to the team attempting to return

All-University Tournament Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible to compete in the All-University Tournament, teams must:
    • Be the top team of their division
    • Obtain a cumulative sportsmanship rating of 3.0 during the regular season.
  • In addition, at-large bids will be awarded at the discretion of the Championship Selection Committee.

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Waco, TX 76798
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