USA RACQUETBALL NATIONALS HISTORY
2023 USA RACQUETBALL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
MARCH 1-5, 2023
The best overall team is recognized as the national champion!
DRAWS & START TIMES:
START TIMES AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 6PM ON MONDAY PRIOR TO EVENT
DRAWS AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 6PM ON TUESDAY PRIOR TO EVENT
WATCH 'LIVE' ON LIVESTREAM
(Teams select 'By School', click on your name, and click on 'Match/Game Search -- Start Search')
NATIONALS INFORMATION, SIGN-UPS, & REFEREE TEST -- COMING SOON
Entries must be submitted by coaches online or via application according to the guidelines in the links below.
OFFICIAL 2022 TOURNAMENT APPLICATION
From the Tournament Website above...
Please enter Online. All deadlines are listed online here.
Mail entries must be postmarked no later than TBD
Online registration open until TBD
PLEASE NOTE: REF TEST REQUIRED FOR PLAYERS
All Players are required to take and pass the online A-7 High School Referee Test prior to the event. The test is FREE!! To do so, log into your USA Racquetball profile> Courses and Testing > A-7 High School Referee Test.
Missouri alternates hosting the event each year with Oregon. Missouri hosts in odd numbered years, Oregon hosts in even numbered years. Please note that only Missouri athletes compete on Wednesday when we host the event. On years we travel to Oregon, our athletes aren't required to be available to play until Thursday.
Schools with depth of at least 6 players hold an advantage and divisions are offered for Singles Seeds 1-6 and Doubles Seeds 1-3. The best players from a school are seeded 1-5 will play at those seeds, the rest of the school's entrants will all play in the #6 division (example… Seeds 7, 15, and 22 would all play in the #6 division). The best two doubles teams from a school are seeded 1-2 and will play at those seeds, the rest of the doubles teams will play in the #3 division (e.g. the fourth, fifth, and sixth best doubles teams from a school would all play in the #3 division). An athlete can play in doubles and singles. If you attend a co-ed school you may also enter mixed doubles as a third event. The more players to enter, the more points your school can earn.
MIXED DOUBLES RULE
Each receiving team member must clearly take a position on opposite sides of the backcourt within 10 seconds of the score being called. Failure to do so is a delay of game.
Definition of legal serve: The serve must bounce in the middle or in the correct side of the court and must remain either in the middle or in the correct side of the court for the second bounce if it were to occur.
The boy must serve to the boy and the girl must serve to the girl. Any serve that is judged by the referee to be served to the incorrect player is a fault serve (same as a short serve).
Only the boy may return the boy’s serve; only the girl may return the girl’s serve. Returning serve out of turn is considered an encroachment and results in a point for the serving team.
NATIONALS TEAM SCORING
Medals are awarded for First, Second, Third, & Fourth in every division. All singles brackets follow an Olympic format and can guarantee up to 3 matches per entrant. All doubles brackets have a consolation bracket and guarantee 2 matches per team. There are medals in consolation and every Olympic division.
First, Second, and Third Place Team Trophies are awarded to each team finishing in the Top 3 in their division (Girls, Boys, and Co-ed). These trophies are awarded in a ceremony at the conclusion of the National tournament around 5pm Sunday night. All-American recipients are also recognized at the ceremony.