Every player participating in a tournament should review the official Rules of Racquetball. Go to the USRA website for more information.

The USRA is committed to keeping the rules of racquetball updated to best suit the sport. Make sure to check the rules every year so you are up to date.


Having qualified referees is essential to running a great tournament. The USRA supplies all the information required for someone to learn and understand the rules for racquetball. Here are some additional resources for learning how to be a better referee.



Michael Cobb · April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Why do you have the old rules from 2007 on this site?

Your link to USRA Website for the rules:

should be:

    WRA · May 4, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the heads up Michael. We’ve updated our link.

Gene Jackson · May 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Is the racket considered part of the players body? Here is an example: If during a returned shot the ball strikes the opponents racket prior to hitting the front wall is that the same as if the ball hit the player’ leg? Do you replay the point or does the player whose racket was hit lose the point?

I have tried to find something in the rule book about this and I can not find the answer. Any help here would be appreciated!

Brian Gillespie · June 10, 2012 at 10:32 am


The racquet is considered part of the person’s body, and so the standard rules for hinders/penalty hinders would apply. In other words, if it hit their body and would be considered a hinder, then hitting their racquet is exactly the same.

Jaddy · December 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Racquetball indeed is one of the best games. To master racquetball we must follow each one of its rules. A game without rules is not a game.
I hope racquetball lovers will find this site useful.

Beth Hein · April 9, 2018 at 3:56 am

Racquetball is one great game that needs a good amount fo skills and is a joyful game, so thanks for sharing rules here.

    Beth Hein · April 9, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Actually I myself a sports lover, specially racket sports like racquetball & squash, so I generally do read articles around the web related to my favorite games.

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