About World Outdoor Racquetball
WOR MISSION STATEMENT
To organize and unite all factions of Outdoor Racquetball under one association that will promote and govern the outdoor game. WOR will work to bring outdoor players throughout the world into the mainstream of racquetball through affiliation with USA Racquetball. WOR and the outdoor game will be an important vehicle in the promotion and overall growth of the sport of racquetball.
WORLD OUTDOOR RACQUETBALL
World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) is the parallel universe to the traditional sport of racquetball played by millions in clubs throughout the country. The rules are the same, the racquets and ball are the same, but the attitude and action take this variation of the sport to a whole new level. Approved sunglasses replace eye guards, hats replace headbands, and shirts are optional - sunscreen is one of the most valuable commodities in your bag!
The top players in the outdoor game regularly compete with the best indoor players in the world. The skill level of the outdoor players is among the highest in the world. The added elements, that are present in the outdoor game, require the outdoor competitors to deal with the weather, crowd interaction, and various court configurations in addition to beating the competition.
Tournaments held in the fresh air and bright sunshine take on a whole new atmosphere; generally more social and party-like, often part of larger outdoor festivals or events, but always competitive on the court. The speed and the power of the game played on the hardest of walls and floors, the athleticism of the players (yes, we still dive for balls on the concrete), and the opportunity to hit a kill-shot from 50 feet away make WOR events unlike any the traditional indoor player or spectator has ever seen.
WOR ONE WALL RACQUETBALL MISSION STATEMENT
WOR's purpose is to grow Outdoor Racquetball of all varieties at the grass roots level, including One Wall Racquetball.
WOR wants One Wall Racquetball to grow and flourish throughout the country and world by bringing in new and younger players, and we recognize that the North Eastern US, specifically New York, is the hotbed for the largest number and best players on the planet, and is therefore the "community leader" of One Wall Racquetball.
WOR has brought order and consistency to the rules of the Outdoor Racquetball game over the years. The goal is to create evolution and growth, make it more of a standardized experience for all players, and open Outdoor Racquetball to the wider audience of Racquetball players worldwide.
WOR has reached out to One Wall Racquetball leaders and players throughout the years to get their input into all aspects of One Wall Racquetball.
WOR has grown One Wall Racquetball into a truly national and international sport by encouraging events throughout the United States & Mexico. In addition WOR has made One Wall Racquetball part of the 3WB Championships in Las Vegas, a centerpiece for all forms of Outdoor.
WOR adopted a set of One Wall Racquetball specific rules in the form of a hybrid between One Wall Racquetball played in NY/North Eastern US and all other forms of indoor and outdoor racquetball. This was done to make the game more widely accepted, understood, and ultimately more widely played worldwide.
WOR continues to lead the growth of all forms of Outdoor Racquetball through collaboration, innovation, and continual improvement.