8.3 - Rules
(a) Two Bounce Rule. Two bounces are used in
wheelchair racquetball in all divisions except the Multi-Bounce
Division. The ball may hit the floor twice before being returned.
(b) Out-of-Chair Rule. The player can
neither intentionally jump out of the chair to hit a ball nor stand up
in the chair to serve the ball. If the referee determines that the
chair was left intentionally, it will result in loss of the rally for
the offender. If a player unintentionally leaves the chair, no penalty
will be assessed. The referee will warn repeat offenders.
(c) Equipment Standards. To protect
playing surfaces, the tournament officials will not allow a person to
participate with black tires or anything that will mark or damage the
(d) Start. The serve may be started from
any place within the service zone. Although the front casters may
extend beyond the lines of the service zone, at no time shall the rear
wheels cross either the service or short line before the served ball
crosses the short line. Penalties for violation are the same as those
for the standard game.
(e) Maintenance Delay. A maintenance delay
is a delay in the progress of a match due to a malfunction of a
wheelchair, prosthesis, or assistive device. Such delay must be
requested by the player, granted by the referee during the match, and
shall not exceed 5 minutes. Only two such delays may be granted for
each player for each match. After using both maintenance delays, the
player has the following options: (i) continue play with the defective
equipment, (ii) immediately substitute replacement equipment, or
(iii) postpone the game, with the approval of the referee and opponent.