State Championship Change of Venue
Many of you may have hard that there has been a change of venue for the 2014 Pennsylvania State Championship this year. Because of the construction at Penn State, the indoor track area is closed. It has been decided to have the tournament at Bethlehem Racquetball Club. The 2015 Pennsylvania State Championship will be held at Penn State.
There are a few new rules this year so I’m sorry to all of you that like to play barefoot. Shoes are now required! Playing in socks or bare feet is now against the rules. Leave your iPod at home! No audio devices are allowed during game play unless they are used for hearing assistance. Probably more important and harder to adjust to is the change to Carries. Unintentional Carries are now completely legal. Much of the reason behind this rule change is the fact that it can only be self-called so the only player punished is the honest one. Make sure you practice now so you don’t give up points later! For those open players out there that don’t already know, all USAR sanctioned tournaments will play 2 serves. The 1 serve game will still be played for U.S. National Team qualifiers. For more information on the new rules and the 2013 USAR Rules of Racquetball check out the USRA.org
RREVO (Racquetball Revolution) is a program recently started in the Pittsburgh area for High School players. The program includes certified instructors working with high school students in the summer and after school. The summer camp took place in July with 10 junior players. Gearbox supported the program by providing gear at a discounted price. Of course RREVO is interested in expanding but is in need of groups of players to make things financially possible. If you are interested, please contact RREVO at email@example.com.
Hopefully you have noticed all of the changes to the PA Racquetball website. More changes are coming but your suggestions are welcome. Future hopes and dreams include live broadcasting, event submission form, and more. Help us bring racquetball into the 21st Century by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and send us your photos! Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.