Can I still hit the ball after it hits off the front wall if it only bounces once


This is called a Three Wall Violation.

To understand this rule, you need to understand the Passing rule. The International Table Soccer Federation Rule Book covers passing in Rule 23:

23.1 A ball which is advanced from a pinned or stopped position on the five-man rod cannot be directly caught on the three-man rod of the same team regardless of whether or not the ball is touched by the opposing five-rod. The ball must touch at least two player figures prior to advancing to legally be caught on the three-man rod. A pinned ball is one that is pinned to the wall or playfield.

Basically, this means that you cannot pin (stop) the ball at your five-man rod, then pass it to your three-man rod.

To get around this, if you have the ball stopped on your five-rod, you can either pass the ball back to your defense, or you can bounce the ball off the wall before advancing it. However, you can't keep bouncing the ball off the wall over and over. Rule 23.2 covers...

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Eton Fives, a derivative of the British game of Fives, is a handball game, similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court. The object is to force the other team to fail to hit the ball 'up' off the front wall, using any variety of wall or ledge combinations as long as the ball is played 'up' before it bounces twice. Eton Fives is an uncommon sport, with only a few courts, most of them as part of the facilities of the public schools in the United Kingdom (as well as Rydal Penrhos, Wolverhampton Grammar School, St Olave's Grammar School, St Bartholomew's School, Newbury and St Saviour's Grammar School, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, King Edward's School, Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys, City of Norwich School and Oswestry School), Wrekin College and Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne; consequently, it has been primarily the preserve of their students and alumni.[citation needed] The only known court to be owned by a private individual...

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Francesco Lopetrone: Question for you Ben. the ball is in play hits the ceiling then then the front wall - then bounces on the floor and bounces above the 12 feet line (back wall) what is the call.

Trey Greason: Behind you is lava, in front of you is air

Roger Whitfield: The rule says the ball is in play as long as it doesn't hit the floor twice. What if it hits the front wall twice but the floor only once? Can the ball be played off the front wall?
-ball is returned by slamming into front wall then bouncing of back wall, player chases ball to front court. ball bounces one time before it hits front wall for second time and player hits ball returning off front wall before it can hit floor twice and say's it is in play?

Corey Schlanger: I play doubles against an opponent who serves while standing in the drive serve zone or box against the wall on the right side. (He is a lefty) He is not hitting drive serves but often hits soft lob serves into the court? Is this...

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Squash is a racket sport played in an enclosed room, known as a court, by either two or four people. It is a recreational game that’s played all over the world, though it is widely believed to have originated in private prep schools in England in the 1800s. It is similar to tennis and an older sport known simply as “rackets,” but has its own unique sets of rules and equipment. The game is typically played with a hollow rubber ball and players take turns hitting it off of any of the “playable” walls in the room. There are usually a number of painted or otherwise understood boundaries, and also a “tin” beneath the main front wall that balls can fall into. A ball that falls into the tin is usually out of play, much like a ball that hits the net in tennis. There are some variations between countries and organizations, both in terms of scoring and in terms of things like court specifications and measurements. The game is highly competitive in many places, but is still largely emerging...

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The basic rules of squash are fairly simple. First the winner of the toss gets to choose which side they want to serve from and alternates sides until they lose a point. The toss is typically done by spinning the racquet, with one player guessing whether the racquet will land up or down based on the direction of the logo at the end of the grip. The ball can hit any number of walls ( i.e sidewall, backwall ) but must eventually hit the front wall before bouncing on the floor. A rally ( the exchange of shots ) ends when one of the following occurs:

Interference resulting in a stroke, i.e. point to the obstructed player.

The serve is done by having at least one foot in the service box, then hitting the ball to the front wall, above the service line and having it bounce in the opposite quarter-court. The receiver can stand anywhere as long as they do not interfere with the server. Only one serve is allowed. There is no second serve as in tennis.

Your opponent has the...

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More than 150 years ago a new sport became popular among boys at British public schools like Harrow and Eton. This sport, called squash, gradually spread to other parts of the world and is now played by more than 20 million people in over 150 countries. Players of the game believe it's a great way to keep fit, and every year more and more people take up the sport. Tournaments have been held since the early 1900s and events like the British Open and the World Open create a lot of interest among followers of the game. Fans of squash hope to see their game being played at the Olympic Games within the next ten or fifteen years.

History of Squash

In Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, more and more people were living in cities where it was hard to find open spaces for sports and games. But people love games, so they worked out ways to use whatever small spaces they could find, and ways to use the brick and stone walls that enclosed these spaces. They found walls in...

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Simple Instructions

Find a playing partner. You can play alone, but it's not quite as fun. Find a ball. You can use a play ground ball, volleyball, or tennis ball. For harder balls you may want to wear gloves. Find a location. You need at least one fairly tall wall. Other walls and ceilings make the game more interesting. You play to 11 and must win by 2. A player keeps serving as long as they keeping winning turns. The ball must be struck. You can not grab the ball or guide the ball. The ball must hit the ground once before hitting the front wall. The ball can only hit the ground once. The ball can only hit the front wall once. The ball after it hits the front wall can bounce off another wall. A ball being hit out-of-bounds is a loss of turn. The ball can hit any number of walls before hitting the front wall. After hitting the front wall it is the other player's turn to strike the ball. Except on the serve, any part of the body may be...
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Squash, to put it in simple words, is a game played by 2 players with rackets. The game is played in an enclosure with a hollow and small rubber ball. An off shoot of the game called rackets, played in USA, UK, and Canada, some of the guidelines for playing squash are a bit different from that of rackets. One of the most significant differences, however, between the two is that rackets used to be played initially using non-squeezable balls. The establishment of squash as a regular sport, combining 3 games - rackets, five, and tennis was brought about in 1907. Now let's take a look at squash rules for beginners!

Rules and Regulations

The basic measurement for a squash court was codified in as early as 1920s in London as 32 ft long and 21 ft wide. There is a 15 ft outline above the floor on the front wall. This line, in turn is connected by a 'raking' out line on the back wall, which is 7 feet above the floor. The front wall undoubtedly has the highest...

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The game starts by player alternately batting a rubber ball against the front wall of a one, three, or four wall court. The object of the game is to try to cause the ball to rebound in such a way that your opponent cannot return it before the second bounce. The ball can be played either on the front wall or after one bounce from the ground or floor. The game starts when the serve hits the front wall. You can play racquetball with two, three, or four players. There are two types of games: singles and doubles. Singles is when two players oppose each other. Doubles is when the competition involves two players against another team of two. .



Singles starts with a server bouncing the ball on the floor while standing in the serving zone. When the ball is served, it must hit the front wall first then rebound to the floor behind the short line before going out of bounds or touching the back wall. When the ball rebounds, it is...

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Racquetball Stroke Mechanics

Carl Moody
Coach, William and Mary Racquetball Team
Ampro Advanced Instructor

For years racquetball instructors have been telling students that they should hit a racquetball using the same stroke as a baseball player. However, there still seems to be a lot of tennis in many players' swings. I decided to apply the baseball analogy as completely as possible in teaching racquetball and eliminating all references to tennis or any other sport. To start, I visited Jim Farr, the baseball coach at the College of William and Mary. He gave me a short course on how to hit a baseball. I then went to the library and found a number of books on batting and I did a lot of research on the internet. This is what I have been able to translate from baseball to racquetball.


For simplicity, I will assume that you are right handed. Now, pretend that you are a batter. Grab the racquet in both hands, like a...

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Wall Ball, also called Bun Ball, Ball Wall, Handball,[1] Suicide, Patball, Off the Wall, Thumb, Red Ball, Red Butt, Ball to the Wall (Some Difference-Edis), One Touch, Wallsies, Burn, Butt Ball, or Turkey Shoot is a type of ball game involving a group which involves the bouncing of a ball against a wall, and may involve throwing the ball or shoes at other players.

It is a popular school yard game, perhaps owing to the simplicity of equipment needed, namely a wall and a ball that bounces (usually a tennis ball or dodgeball). It is likely that these games are distilled versions of fives, American handball, and other sports that date back to Greek and Roman times, such as expulsim ludere.

Game play

Wall ball is played with a large number of variations and ground rules, the elements common to most forms of wall ball will be outlined here.

The game is played with an unlimited number of players and involves throwing a rebounding rubber ball against a wall...

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Yes, until the ball bounces twice on the floor, it is still in play - with the obvious exceptions like when the ball hits a player or goes out of the court.

I believe the scenario you're specifically referring to is when your opponent hits a hard, high shot off the front wall that then hits the back wall, bounces once on the ground and makes it all the way back to the front wall again before the second bounce. In this case, yes, you can still hit the ball as it rebounds off the front wall but before it hits the ground.

According to the 2013 USAR rulebook Rule 3.13 paragraph (e):

(e) Return Attempts. The ball remains in play until it touches the floor a second time; regardless of how many walls it makes contact with – including the front...

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Q: What if the ball is hit so hard off the front wall that it comes off the back wall…all in the air…then bounces once and hits the front wall? Can I play it?

A: Yes, you can play it…the front wall is just another wall…the key issue is that the ball must bounce twice for a rally to be over. The ball described in the question only hits the floor and bounces once. The front wall turns into just another surface. The good news is if you can run this ball down…it’s an easy setup!

Q: I was playing a much younger and taller opponent in a league match last week and he hit the ball into the front wall so hard and high that it carried to the front wall without touching the floor. Once it rebounded and bounced once it was a easy kill, however my opponent claimed it was his point/sideout. Who is right on this one?

A: The ball is never hit the floor twice which is the only way (other than hitting a player) that ends the rally. The front wall is just...

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This tip from RacquetWorld Pats Tip of the Month discusses the importance of keeping your shots from rebounding off the back wall. The No Back Wall tactic is especially important when serving:

I often tell players simply “no back wall”. In short, this means that no ball you hit, drive serve, passing shot, ceiling ball, cross court or even the round-the-world ball, should rebound off the back wall, resulting in a setup shot for your opponent.

In addition, the “no back wall” tactic insures all passing shots (once past your opponent) are winners with no second chance of retrieval via a rebound off the back wall. Passing shots also have a far less chance of skipping compared to other shot choices.

So by adjusting your game towards passing shots, you are also drastically cutting down on your unforced errors. Plus, you put enormous pressure on your opponent when they realize that they must cut off each shot before it goes by them because there is no second chance. A...

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Wallball is a type of school yard game similar to butts up, aces-kings-queens, Chinese handball,...

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Think you know baseball


This quiz contains questions regarding the most frequently misinterpreted rules.
See if you have the correct ruling for the following situations


Answer: No. See rule 2.00 Ball, Person, Touch, Strike(e)(f). 6.08(b). If the batter is hit anywhere on his body, including the hands, it is a strike if he is swinging at the pitch or is hit in the strike zone. He gets first base if he did not swing and attempted to avoid the pitch. Being hit on the hands is an immediate dead ball, and is NEVER a foul ball. It is a strike. If it is strike three, the batter is out.


Answer: No. The plate is in fair territory and is treated the same as the ground. Rule 2.00 Fair, Foul. If it settles on the plate it is also a fair ball.


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American handball is a sport in which players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall such that their opponent cannot do the same without it touching the ground twice. The three versions are four-wall, three-wall and one-wall. Each version can be played either by two players (singles), three players (cutthroat) or four players (doubles).


One-wall handball court with two games in progress

Games in which a ball is hit or thrown have been referenced as far back as Homer and ancient Egypt. A game similar to handball was played by Northern and Central Americans from 1500 BC,[1] most famously by the Aztecs as the Mesoamerican ballgame. However, no references to a rebound game using a wall survive. It is thought that these ancient games more closely resembled a form of hand tennis. Further examples of similar games include the European-originated games of Basque pelota (or Jai-alai), Valencian...

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Q. My friends and I are in disagreement about this. Some of us say that if the ball strikes any part of your body during the rally, you lose the point. And further, you should call that on yourself. Some others say that if the ball hits your hand or wrist (the one holding the racquet) while you are attempting to return the ball during the point and the ball goes over the net to the opposing team, the ball is still in play and you don't lose the point. What's the ruling?

A. Any touch is called on oneself. The hand is considered a part of the body and not the racket. If the ball touches your hand that holds the racket you lose the point.

Q. While playing doubles our opponents hit the ball right at my partner who was at net. My partner avoiding the ball ducked quickly to avoid being hit. While ducking his glasses flew off which the ball struck while in the air. The ball went wildly out of bounds. What is the correct call in this situation? We were playing a friendly...

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