Mixed bag of updates
…..25th US Open Racquetball---postponed until 10/21 for Minneapolis, MN.
…..Rules changes as of 9/1/20…..
1. Serving-----Server and partner in doubles…both may leave their respective
service areas as soon as the ball is struck. (equal to IRF rule now).
2. Readiness-----Receiver still has 2 options for indicating ‘not ready’ to receive
serve. 1st is turning to the back wall; 2nd now is to raise the racquet
upward in a manner that the arm/racquet arm is fully extended.
…..World Seniors 36th edition-----3rd week of December; adjusted format; Wed-Sat.
…..International events (World Juniors, Pan Am Championships) September 1st we shall
have a decision for December, 2020 or moved to 2021. World Games moved to 2022;
Birmingham, Al USA Pan Ams confirmed for 2023; Santiago, Chile.
…..Suspended 2020 NM Racquetball events: Clovis, Gallup, Pagosa Springs, Santa Fe,
Albuquerque, Roswell, Durango, & Las Vegas (see prospective 2021 calendar on site)
…..Thanks Fred Hultberg---Director of NM Games; has retired after 2020 cancellation.
We appreciate Fred’s diligence, foresight, and professionalism for the past 3 decades.
…..Fundraising-----In spite of the closure of events for this year, NM Racquetball
has raised $2500 for the International Racquetball Federation (as of 8/10/20).
…..Venue update---There is a hybrid across New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and
West Texas as to opportunity and protocol. Venues range from totally closed; open
for limited capacity and no court access; and, open with courts available.
Quote of the month
‘When you’re searching for a rose, don’t be afraid of the thorns’
Serving New Mexico, West Texas, & Southern Colorado since 1977