Frequently Asked Questions
101: What rules are used?
A: United States Racquetball Association (USRA)
rules are used except where noted in the league rules. USRA rules can be found at www.usra.org under the Rulebook link.
102: Is a safety cord
required to be used?
A: Yes, for safety, and by rule See 3.13.a and 3.13.c.8.
103: Is eye protection
A: Yes, for safety, and by
rule. See 3.17.a.9.
104: What is the league fee used for?
The fee covers the cost of court rental at the rate of $3/hour +
tax ($3.18 since 1 July 07). For the 10 week session, the rental
is $15.90 per player. The company subsidy makes up the difference
between the $6 league fee and the actual cost.
105: Why can't a player
cancel a league court and make a court reservation to make up a
canceled match without paying for the court?
The courts the league uses are blocked out on the Rec Center's
schedule so they can't be reserved for non-league play. When a
match is canceled, especially on the day of the match, it prevents the
Rec Center from renting the court for a paid reservation, and in most
cases, prevents it from being reserved at all. So that court
remains unused. The league pays for the unused court. The
policy is this: if given enough notice, the league captain (so
designated on the schedule, and if not, the league coordinator serves
as the league captain) can cancel a league court and make a
non-prime-time reservation at no cost. Prime-time hours are 11:30
am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If players want to make up
a match during prime-time, they can call within 4 hours of the desired
time to get a free court, or make a reservation farther in advance and
pay the reservation fee of $3 + tax (that's not really that expensive,
106: How are games and matches scored?
are played to 15, win by 1. (A game is won at 15-14). See 1.5.
League standings are based on games won and lost, not matches.
Thus, all 3 games should be played, with each game ending when a
player reaches 15 points. (This differs from USRA Rule 1.5)
107: Where should results be recorded?
A: The results of all games should be sent to the league coordinator via e-mail, rball at brownmilk.com
108: What days do the leagues typically play?
Evening B, B+ and C leagues typically play on Mondays and/or Tuesdays.
Evening A and A+ leagues typically play on Wednesdays and/or
Thursdays. Morning and Noon leagues play Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday depending on the week.
109: What time are leagues scheduled to play?
Evening league games start at 4:45 PM, 5:45 PM, 6:45 PM and 7:45 PM.
Morning leagues play at 5:45 AM, and Noon leagues play at 11:45
110: How are the leagues divided?
leagues are divided into several skill levels from Novice to Open.
Not all leagues will be run each session because not enough
people register for some leagues.
111: How do I evaluate which league I should sign up for?
A: Check this link
to do a self evaluation. If you are realistic, the evaluations
will tend to provide a lower level than what the leagues are
designated. In general, sign up for one level higher than what
the evaluation tells you, i.e C should be in B, B should be in A, A
should be in Open. The B+ and A+ leagues are slightly more
competitive than their non + counterparts.