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Reagan wrote at 2014-10-08 15:58:10
When the offense plays the ball, they are entitled to hit the ball directly to the front wall or from their position to the side opposite corner of the court. If the ball hits the opponent while either of these shots is being executed, it is a hindrance in favor of the offense....i.e. either a point if on serve or side out if the opponent was serving. The idea being that the defensive player cannot take the offense away from the shot by hindering. This can be a judgment call but if not enforced, the server can serve and simply back up in front of the receiver. I helped write the rules in the 80's and perhaps these have changed ...but I do not think so. Playing again at 73...Please respond and Best, RS


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Rob Chabot

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Racquetball. Know all the rules, etiquette, etc. Am familiar with equipment and am active on the applicable newsgroups when I have time. I can be of service to players up to the "advanced" level. Have been playing since the mid 1980s. NOTE: I cannot answer questions on "what kind of racquet should I get?" This is like asking "what kind of dog or car should I get?" There are so many factors I do not know where to begin - how long have you been playing, do you prefer a top heavy or frame heavy racquet, how often do you plan on playing, etc. I recommend you find a pro shop that allows you to "demo" (borrow) racquets. You can usually borrow racquets for one to three days. A borrowing fee may be involved - and if you end up buying the racquet from that shop, it will usually credit you the loaner fees you have already paid against the purchase price of the racquet.

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Won the Ohio State University Intramurals tournament ("A" Division) six out of six times entered.

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