Hinders are called when you or your opponent get in the way of a shot or swing. Hinders are called to prevent getting hit by the ball or with the racquet. In this video, Rocky Carson demonstrates the various types of hinders that can occur during play.
Calling penalty hinders during a racquetball match plays an important part of keeping racquetball a fair and honest game. A penalty hinder does not necessarily have to be an intentional act. There are many types of penalty hinders, but the most common falls under Rule 3.15 (a) Failure to Move.
The most current official racquetball rulebook (pdf file) can be downloaded from the teamusa.org website or from this link: Downloadable/Printable Rulebook-2013 Version (September 2013). There are 4 new rule changes in this version: 1. In USAR-sanctioned events throughout the nation, all divisions (including the “Open” divisions) will play the two-serve game — except for the U.S. […]
The Racquetball Screen Serve FAQ What exactly does the rule say? Rule 3.9 (h) Fault Serves Screen Serve – “A served ball that first hits the front wall and on the rebound passes so closely to the server, or server’s partner in doubles, that it prevents the receiver from having a clear view of the […]