IPRO REFEREE CERTIFICATION—LEVEL 1-2-3 TEST
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Answered according to USA Rules _____ IRF Rules_____
- The racquet safety cord is a mandatory piece of equipment?
- The server may start the service motion once positioned in the service zone?
- Serving while the receiving player or team is signaling ‘not ready’ is always an out?
- The drive serve lines are observed for any type of serve?
- A dead ball serve, such as the ball hitting a wet spot or designated court hinder, cancels any previous fault serves?
- Which group below contains a hinder which is not a dead ball hinder?
- ceiling ball leaves court after a legal bounce, ball goes out of court directly
- ball strikes defensive player on its way to front wall, court hinder during rally
- players collide and fall, eyewear falls to floor from contact with opponent
- ball hits wet spot during rally, spectator drops watch on the court
- Which group below contains a serve that is not an out serve?
- two consecutive fault serves, touched serve
- ball breaks on serve, side wall direct serve
- front wall crotch serve
- missed serve attempt, fake serve
- out of court serve, illegal hit
- The receiver may not enter the safety zone until the served ball either bounces on the floor or crosses the plane of the receiving line?
- A carry is legal as long as it is not intentional? *
- Which of the following does not result in the server winning the rally?
- two bounces occur before the receiver hits the ball
- the receiver switches hands to return the serve
- the receiver’s return of serve hits the server on its way to the front wall
- the receiver carries the ball on their racquet
PAGE TWO…IPRO LEVEL 1 RULES TEST
- Which of the following contains an action which is a dead ball hinder?
- yelling during opponent’s swing, pushing or shoving
- back swing hinder during set-up, running into opponent’s shot
- ball enters court from outside, failure to move
- Avoidable or Penalty Hinders occur when:
- a player does not move for a straight in and cross court shot; pushing/shoving
- view obstruction, intentional distraction
- wetting the ball, blocking access to the ball, stroke interference
- apparel or equipment loss caused by contact with opponent, moving into
- A, B, C only
- Time outs are: *
- 10 seconds
- 30 seconds
- one minute
- as long as the players need
- Injury time outs can be given for:
- being struck by a racquet
- running into your opponent
- bleeding from a dive or fall
- B, C, and D
- A referee (equipment) time out may be given for: *
- no time outs remaining, but an adjustment is required for safe play
- has all time outs remaining, but string breaks
- no time outs remaining, but player’s shirt is extremely wet
- A and C
- A, B, and C
- The rest period after game one is:
- 30 seconds
- two minutes
- five minutes
- ten minutes
- Referee Technical Fouls should be given for:
- profanity, excessive arguing
- striking the ball between rallies, slamming racquets against the wall or floor
- delay of game, asking for a rule interpretation
- B and C only
- A and B only
- A technical warning must be given before a referee technical is assessed?
- The order of serve in doubles must be followed for: *
- one side out
- one game
- 11 points
- entire tournament
PAGE THREE…IPRO LEVEL 1 RULES TEST
- In both IRF and USAR rules, warmup must include wearing the
safety thong & eyewear?
- Good officials are attentive to the environment both inside and outside the court.
- You must give only one opponent in doubles access to return the ball?
- A fault is a second serve unless:
- The first serve is a screen
- The first serve hits the partner when legally in the doubles box
- The receiver indicates ‘not ready’ and the ball is served
- The serve in doubles travels between the partner’s back and the wall
- None of the above
- Referee pre-match duties include:
- check court and players for readiness
- brief players on court hinders and local court irregularities
- inspect players’ equipment and garments
- coin toss
- all of the above
- Line judges use a thumbs up or thumbs down signal to show agreement or
disagreement with the referee’s call?
- When making an appeal, players may appeal directly to the linespersons?
- If one line judge agrees with the referee and one line judge disagrees, the result is: *
- call stands, one appeal used
- call overturned, one appeal used
- call stands, no appeal used
- call overturned no appeal used
- Which of the following calls may be appealed?
- skip ball
- two bounce pick up
- avoidable hinder
- court hinder
- all of the above
- If a player disagrees with a rule interpretation from the referee proper procedure is:
- ask for the tournament director at the end of the game
- ask for the tournament director at the end of the match
- ask for the tournament director immediately for interpretation
- abide by the referee’s call and file a written protest after the match is final
- If both players ask for a ball change, this request should be honored?
PAGE FOUR…IPRO LEVEL 1 RULES TEST
- Racquets, including bumper guard and all solid handle parts, cannot be more than
22 inches in length?
- A player checking in 10 minutes after match time is grounds for forfeiture?
- The player or team winning the coin toss before games 1 & 3 has the option to serve?
- A player who makes a diligent attempt to get out of the opponent’s way
cannot be called for an avoidable/penalty hinder?
- Once a referee has made a call, both players (singles) and three of the four
players (doubles) may overrule the call; except for technical fouls & forfeitures?
- If any injury time out is allowed, it is:
- one time out for 15 minutes
- three time outs for a total of 15 minutes
- unlimited number of time outs not to exceed 15 minutes collectively
- none of the above
- In games to 15 points, a player is allowed: *
- 1 time out
- 2 time outs
- 3 time outs
- 0 time outs
- If a player hits the ball and the vibration dampener falls onto the court before
a rally ending shot, the effect is: *
- stop, point/avoidable hinder if the dampener interferes with play
- stop, avoidable/penalty hinder regardless of the effect
- no call if there is no interference with play
- A and C only
- Any player who has been assessed 3 technical fouls is automatically forfeited? *
- It is the referee’s responsibility to warn the server if the receiver is not ready?
- A player who dives and lies flat on the floor should always be called for
an avoidable/penalty hinder?
PAGE FIVE…IPRO LEVEL 1 RULES TEST
- The service motion must begin in the service zone?
- In a tournament environment, who below has the final decision
regarding a player’s participation in the event?
- sanctioning body
- club members
- club or venue management
- Use of an illegal racquet the first time will result in the forfeiture of a match?
- A ball that carries from the front wall to the back wall and then returns to the front
wall, having taken only one bounce, is still in play?
- A dead ball hinder called when the rally is in process results in the award of two serves in two serve divisions?
- In doubles, a serve that travels behind the partner while legally in the doubles
box should be called a screen?
- A game ending rally can always be appealed? *
- A referee has jurisdiction over spectators?
- A serve that will be long can be caught and called a fault before it strikes the
Note: This test may be graded according to International Racquetball Federation rules (IRF) ____
United States rules (USA Racquetball) ____
* signifies differences between associations (USAR & IRF)
Note: Some professional rules will differ
Referee License Exam (Level 1-2-3)
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