The International Racquetball Federation has learned that there may be racquets on the market that do not meet IRF specifications.
IRF Rule Reminder
The IRF rule on racquet length is:
Rule 2.4 Racquet Specifications (a) The racquet, including bumper guard and all solid parts of the handle, may not exceed 22 inches in length. No additional tolerance. (e) The penalty for using an illegal racquet is a technical. The penalty for requesting that an opponent’s racquet be measured resulting in the racquet being declared legal will be a technical on the requesting team/player for delay of game.
Any racquet that measures over 22 inches in length does not meet IRF technical specifications.
Therefore, racquets that measure longer than 22 inches may not be used in IRF-sanctioned events.
It is the responsibility of individual players to ensure their racquets and other gear meet IRF specifications before competing in IRF-sanctioned events.
To view Rule 2.4 in its entirety as well as the entire Official IRF Rules & Regulations 2014-2016, please visit: http://www.internationalracquetball.com/rules.html
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