RIT Racquetball Tournament
April 17th through April 19th 2015
Hosted at the RIT Gordon Field House Racquetball Courts
Singles: Open, A, B, C, Novice
Doubles: Open, A, B, C
Click here to sign up Please include the division you would like to play in the comments section.
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If you can pick up a racquet, you can play racquetball! At our club we help to teach anyone who is interested in the sport. Whether it be learning how to play, learning advanced techniques, or even just coming to have fun or relieve some stress, racquetball is a sport that is fun for everyone. It is great for both casual and competitive players alike, and it is a great way to have some fun.
Racquetball is a fast-paced sport that combines agility, footwork, composure, and skill to out-maneuver your opponent in a match where the goal is to outscore your opponent in a fifteen point match. The best players know how and where to hit the ball so it cannot be returned. Whether it's speed or placement, your style of play will determine how you perform on the court.
History of Racquetball
Racquetball was invented as "Paddle Racquets" by Joe Sobek back in 1950. The sport has evolved over the years with a name change to "Racquetball" and the creation of the International Racquetball Association (IRA) to include thousands of players and hundreds of tournaments every year that allow competitors of all skill levels to compete to improve their game and see where they rank.
The IRA was soon changed to the International Racquetball Federation (IRF), which includes racquetball players and organizations from countries around the world (link) . This is also the organization that the Olympics acknowledges as the official Racquetball entity of the United States and the world. The United States Racquetball Association maintains stats of each tournament and the official world and national rankings. If you have played in a registered racquetball tournament in the past thirteen months, you can find your name, rank, and stats at the USRA website.