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Racquetball Serve Box Lines

Racquetball Serve Box Lines

The racquetball serve box lines are pretty easy to learn.  The box closest to the wall is the doubles box.  The doubles partner who is not serving must be in this box during the serve.  The same sized box next to this box is to identify a drive serve screen and the line is called the screen line.  A person serving a drive serve cannot allow their racquet to enter this box, or it is a screen (fault) serve.

The solid line closest to the front wall is for detecting foot faults and is called the service line.  The server cannot allow their foot to extend beyond this line during a serve.

The solid line closes to the back wall is the “short line“.  The first bounce of the ball must be beyond this line during a serve.  If the ball hits the line or in front of the line, the serve is a short (fault) serve.

The dashed line which is the line closest to the back wall is called the receiving line.  This line is here to protect the server during a lob serve.  The receiving player cannot allow their racquet to cross this line until the ball has bounced once.  They cannot cross this line to cut a ball off in mid air.  If they do cross this line illegally, the server wins the point.

Watch John Ellis, racquetball pro, give a good demonstration of the racquetball serve box lines.

 

 

Watch Cliff Swain, racquetball pro, give a good demonstration of the racquetball serve box lines.