As students many of us forget to take advantage of everything that is offered to us on campus, especially at the Rec. For one reason or another we get into our routines and often times stay away from new workouts and even new sports.
A great example of this is Racquetball, despite free use of the courts available to everyone throughout the day; many students (myself included) have never played this fast-paced sport and may not even know how it’s played.
For my benefit and yours here’s a crash course on the basic rules of Racquetball:
-The sport can be played with either 2 or 4 players in singles or doubles play
-One person serves from the service box (small rectangle) toward the front of a court and the opponents must return serve from the receiving line
-A serve must hit the front wall and land behind the receiving line without hitting the back wall
-Points are scored when the player serving wins the point or rally (If the returner wins the point they get to serve)
-Matches are made up of 3 games the first 2 games are played to 11 and the tiebreaker game is to 15
There are a lot more rules to the sport, but those offer a good outline of how to play.
This sport has been an important part of the Rec Center and Rowan Intramurals since we opened over 20 years ago. Rowan and the students at the time felt the need to include the sport into the design of our facilities in the form of 4 courts at the heart of our fitness area. Take advantage of them!
If you want to add racquetball to your weekly workout the Rec Center courts are always open (unless they are reserved) to students and members with equipment to rent for free at the main office.
If you’re interested in playing racquetball competitively we have a free Singles Racquetball Tournament on Thursday, October 13th at 4pm at the Rec, signup on imleagues.com