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I'm a tennis player, but a similar principle applies with racquetballs. For tennis tournaments in the league I play in, each player is required to bring two sealed cans of three tennis balls, one can for warm-up and one can for tournament play. Sealed is important because pressure inside tennis balls are inflated to about 12 psi greater than normal air ...


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If your opponent's serve is short, then the ball is dead immediately and the rally is over. You don't have a choice to return a short serve. This is unlike a serve that's going long, which you can choose to play before it goes long, provided you do so before it hits the back wall and becomes a dead ball. This is because the ball is still in play until ...


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Yes, unless racquetballs are in sealed, unopened, canisters, then all of the balls you buy will go flat together over time - especially if it will take you a year to go through them. While racquetball ball freshness is important in competitive play, as a new player learning how to play, ball freshness is much less critical. If you play with a variety of ...


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Yes, until the ball bounces twice on the floor, it is still in play - with the obvious exceptions like when the ball hits a player or goes out of the court. I believe the scenario you're specifically referring to is when your opponent hits a hard, high shot off the front wall that then hits the back wall, bounces once on the ground and makes it all the way ...


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Rule 3.15 of the International Racquetball Federation states that "avoidable hinders", which result in loss of the rally, include: (a) Failure to move. A player does not move sufficiently to allow an opponent a shot straight to the front wall as well as a cross-court shot [...] This suggests to my mind that you must move out of the way of your opponent ...


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