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Official Rules of Racquetball

3.12 - Changes of Serve

(a) Outs. A server is entitled to continue serving until one of the following occurs:

  1. Out Serve. See Rule 3.10.
  2. Two Consecutive Fault Serves [see Rule 3.9], or a single fault serve in one serve play [see exceptions: 5.0].
  3. Failure to Return Ball. Player or team fails to keep the ball in play as required by Rule 3.11 (c).
  4. Penalty Hinder. Player or team commits a penalty hinder which results in an out. See Rule 3.15.

(b) Sideout. Retiring the server in singles is called a sideout.

(c) Effect of Sideout. When the server (or serving team) receives a sideout, the server becomes the receiver and the receiver becomes the server.