USAR Official Rules & Regulations

CPRT Rule Modifications

13 – Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT)

In general, competition will follow the standard rules governing racquetball established by the USAR, except for the modifications that follow. Consult the tour commissioner regarding any changes after this publication. The CPRT tour commissioner or other designated person will resolve all CPRT rules questions or disputes.

Rule 13.1 Eligibility

Players trying to qualify for the CPRT Professional Division must be at least 40 years old as of the first day of the event and also ranked outside of the top 8 of the IRT rankings as of September 1 of the current season. Participants in CRPT events must comply with all the requirements of USA Racquetball.

Rule 13.2 Game, Match

Matches are played best 3 out of 5 games to 9 points. Game 5, if necessary, must be won by at least 2 points and thus may continue beyond 9 points.

Rule 13.3 Bonus Serve

Players are allowed only one serve, except that once in every game, a player (or doubles team) may take a second serve if he advises the referee of his intent immediately following the defective serve.

Rule 13.4 Time

Players are allowed one 1-minute timeout in each game and there is a 2-minute break between all games. If game 5 goes beyond 9 points, then each player is allowed one more 1-minute timeout in that game.

Rule 13.5 Appeals

The referee's call is final. There are no line judges, and no appeals may be made.

Rule 13.6 Court Hinders

No court hinders are allowed or called.