The current situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the United States is evolving and changing daily. With that in mind, USA Racquetball is cancellingthe upcoming 2020 National Intercollegiate Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The championship was scheduled to take place March 25-28th.
Please understand that USA Racquetball worked continuously with both LSU and Visit Baton Rouge to hostthis tournament for our valued intercollegiate racquetball players. Like many other universities in the United States, Louisiana State University has closedits campus, cancelling sporting events that were to be hosted on campusand students arecontinuingtheir education remotely. Without a viable location,and no time or possibility to find a new and safe venue, we have no other choice but to cancel this great event.
All three organizationswere very excited for the opportunity to host an event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. USA Racquetball will be looking to hold another championship in Baton Rouge in the 2021 season.
All athletes and schools will receive a full refund for their tournament fees.
Once again, we understand that this was a competition many of you were looking forward to, as were we; however, this is an extraordinary situation, and our top priority is to keep our athletes and all members safe.
If you have any questions, please contact Championships@usaracquetball.com.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will have additional information regarding the remaining championships as it is available. We hope to see you all in College Station, Texas for our National Singles Championships, in Fullerton, California for the National Junior Championships, and of course, Minneapolis, Minnesota for the United Health Care US Open Championships.
USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.