2018 US National Doubles Racquetball

Doubles Season Is Upon Us 2017-2018

In the winter, racquetball courts fill up as outdoor play winds down.  To energize players in these more crowded conditions, doubles tournaments bloom.  Between October and February, states will hold their state doubles championships, regions will hold their regional championships, and the US National Doubles Championship will also be held. The links below are the events with ‘Doubles’ in their title on R2Sports in the USA as of 10/12/2017.

New Hampshire, October 13-15

Texas, October 20-22

Arizona, October 20-22

Carolinas, October 20-22

Nebraska, October 27-28

New Jersey, October 28

Ghostly Doubles, October 28

Colorado, November 2-5

Virginia, November 3-5

California/Nevada, November 4-5

Connecticut, November 4

National Masters, December 1-3

New Mexico, December 1-3

Georgia, January 2018

USA Racquetball’s 2018 National Doubles Championship, February 7-11, 2018

In light of this, I’ve collected some doubles racquetball instruction videos.

Racquetball Warehouse / Ben Croft
Doubles Positioning
Doubles Strategy: Front and Back or Side to Side
Doubles Serves
Doubles Shot Selection

Racquetball Warehouse / Tim Doyle and Chris Crowther
Warm Up
Positioning Strategy
Court Positioning
Pinch Shot
Jam Serve
Backhand Serve
Forehand Return Serve
Backhand Return Serve

Expert Village / Shawn Royster
Playing Doubles (sound problems)

PencilTree has also collected doubles videos
Pro Matches 2014
Pro Matches 2015
Pro Matches 2016

And here are a few more matches from the Pros to show you what is possible.
U.S. Open 2014: Kane Waselenchuk/Ben Croft Vs Chris Crowther/Alejandro Landa
U.S. Open 2014: Kane Waselenchuk/Ben Croft Vs Cliff Swain/Mike Green
U.S. Open 2014: Cliff Swain/Mike Green Vs Juan Ugalde/Pablo Kurzbard
U.S. Open 2014: Jose Rojas/Daniel De La Rosa Vs. Marco Rojas/Jose Diaz
U.S. Open 2014: Alvaro Beltran/Rocky Carson Vs. Jose Rojas/Daniel De La Rosa

And if you have an IRT Network subscription, watch the 2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open IRT Pro Doubles Final, featuring Kane Waselenchuk/Ben Croft vs Alvaro Beltran/Daniel De La Rosa!

2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open Pro Racquetball Doubles Final

If you don’t have an IRT Network subscription, check out this Men’s Finals match between the USA and Mexico from the International Racquetball Federation’s 2017 Pan Am Championships!