Must be enrolled in at least 6 hours of undergrad. or 5 hours of grad. (1/2) time student to be eligible to play.
OBJECTIVE:Make the ball bounce twice before other player returns it to front wall.
GAMES/MATCH: Points awarded only when serving; 2 out of 3 games is a match; first 2 games are to 15 (win by one pt. margin); 3rd game, if necessary, is a “tie-breaker” to 11.
SERVE:In serving box, bounce and hit ball against front wall so that ball travels past short line.
FAULT SERVE: Ball bounces short of short line;
(2nd serve) Hits back wall or ceiling before bouncing on floor;
Hits 3 walls (before bouncing on floor);
Foot fault: foot goes completely over service line;
Serving down the line while breaking the plane of the 2nd line.
FAULT SERVE: Hits side wall (or crack) first;
(1 serve / side out) Hits ceiling or floor first;
Hits you on the fly from front wall.
5-FOOT RULE: The returner of serve (only during the serve) must stay behind the dashed line until the ball either hits within the 5-foot area or crosses the line on the fly.
POINT: When the server wins a rally, the server adds one point to his/her score.
SIDE-OUT: When the player returning serve wins the rally, then gets to serve the next rally.
HINDER: If a player is in the way of the player returning the ball, stop and re-play the rally.
SAFETY: Wear safety glasses whenever on the court;
Watch the ball at all times so you can successfully get out of the way;
Hold up your swing if you think you might hit the other player;
Give the other player an unimpeded straight shot into the front wall.
BASIC SKILLS: Hit the ball Squarely on the “Sweet spot”;
(S.P.E.L.L.) Position comfortably to the ball, letting it drop to knee high (move your feet!);
Envision your shot;
Hit through the ball on a Level plane;
Hit through the ball with a Loose arm and wrist.
STRATEGIES: Hit it where they ain’t! (which could be back to yourself)
Hit the ball into a corner, front or back, making it bounce twice;
Use the front corners when the other player is behind you;
Use the back corners when the player is in front of you;
Keep the ball on the side of the court so you can stay in center court;
“Center court” is right at the dashed line;
Use the ceiling when you’re in trouble.