2.5 - Apparel
(a) All players must wear lensed eyewear that
has been warranted by its manufacturer or distributor as (1) designed
for use in racquetball and (2) meeting or exceeding the then current
and full ASTM F803 standard. This rule applies to all persons,
including those who wear corrective lenses. The eyewear must be
unaltered and worn as designed at all times. A player who fails to wear
proper eyewear will be assessed a technical foul and a timeout to
obtain proper eyewear [see rule 3.17(a)(9)]. A second infraction in the
same match will result in immediate forfeiture of the match.
Certifications & Compliance. The USAR
maintains a reference list of eyewear so warranted by their
manufacturers, and provides that list to each sanctioned event (an
eyewear list dated more than 90 days prior to the first day of the
tournament will be deemed invalid for the purpose of determining
compliance with this eyewear rule). In addition, the list is available
online at the USAR.org website (indexed under “eyeguards”), and
individual copies may be requested by calling the USAR National Office
at (719) 635-5396.
To be used in sanctioned competition, protective eyewear must:
- bear a permanent, physical stamp of the appropriate “ASTM-F803” citation on the frame itself
- appear on the ASTM reference listing
- bear the “Protective Eyewear Certification Council” [PECC] seal of approval for the ASTM standard
- be certified in writing by the maker that it complies with the
required ASTM standard (in this instance, the player must be able to
provide written, adequate proof - on demand - at any sanctioned event,
before such eyewear may be used).
(b) Clothing and Shoes.
The clothing may be of any color; however, a player may be required to
change wet, extremely loose fitting, or otherwise distracting garments.
Insignias and writing on the clothing must be considered to be in good
taste by the tournament director. Shoes must have soles, which do not
mark or damage the floor.
Requirements During Warm-up. Proper eyeguards [see 2.5(a)] must be worn
and wrist cords must be used during any on-court warm-up period. The
referee should give a technical warning to any person who fails to
comply and assess a technical foul if that player continues to not
comply after receiving such a warning.