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Wallyball

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2014
Captain's Meeting: N/A
Games Begin: January 21, 2014
Season Length: 4 weeks
Tournament Format: Pool Play to All-University Tournament
Location of Games: McLane Student Life Center (SLC) Racquetball Courts
Team Info: A team is comprised of 4 participants. Three (3) players are required in order to avoid a forfeit.

Scoring:

  • The match is played best 2 out of 3 and/or completed within the scheduled forty-five minutes
  • Each game consists of 15 points 
    • Points can only be scored on the serve, no rally score
    • The last game goes to 11 points, rally score
    • Teams DO NOT have to win by two points
    • The first team to win 2 games wins the match
  • All regular season games must be completed within the forty-five minutes
    • The team ahead at the end of the forty-five minutes gets the win
  • For all playoff games, there will be no time restriction and teams will be allowed to play all 3 games if needed

During Play:

  • No catching, lifting or throwing of the ball over the net is allowed
  • No touching the net
  • The opponent cannot block the set
    • If any part of the ball has crossed the vertical plane, a free ball is in effect and both teams are entitled to it.
  • Substitutions may be made when the ball is not in play.
  • The ball is dead when it hits the floor or the ceiling
  • The opponents back wall is out of bounds to your team
  • You may use two walls on your own side of the court to keep the ball in play. 
  • The ball may only hit opponent's wall once or no wall at all
  • A ball passing through the side openings of the net on the 1st or 2nd contact is replayed
    • Third contact through the side opening is considered out of play.
    • If a ball on 1st and 2nd hit goes out of the court, a replay is awarded.

Serving:

  • A volley shall determine first service
  • Only the team serving can score points, except during rally scoring
  • The server can serve anywhere within 3 feet along the back wall
  • The ball may not touch the ceiling, back wall or any two walls on the serve
  • One side wall may be touched during the serve
  • Serving order must be kept prior to the serving
  • Server cannot spike or block the ball until he/she loses the serve.
  • Blocking, spiking, or attacking a serve is illegal.

American Wallyball Association: Official Rules of Wallyball


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