Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Racquetball must cancel the 2021 National Intercollegiate Championships originally set to occur in March. Even with the slowly relaxing city regulations on fitness clubs, university campuses have remained closed to non-university events.
This decision comes with much deliberation and analysis on the parts of the USA Racquetball Collegiate Council and many head coaches of our intercollegiate teams. It became clear that current closure regulations and the restrictions on student athlete travel have combined to make this event impossible to offer in 2021.
Understanding the impact on all of our collegiate athletes and especially those graduating seniors who will miss out on their final Intercollegiate Championships opportunity, this announcement comes with a heavy heart. USA Racquetball and the Collegiate Council are in current discussions to explore ways to honor and recognize these graduating seniors.
For the entire Racquetball family, please know that we are doing our very best to put timelines and locations into place that will provide a safe return to competition at our National Championships.
Further details, including dates and locations of the remaining 2021 National Championships; tournament registration deadlines; and hotel portals for booking; are being finalized and will be published as soon as they are available.