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Mission Statement

The North American Racquets Association

The game of racquets is considered to be the fastest racquet sport in existence. With its origins dating back over 200 years, it is similar to its offspring the game of squash. Racquets is played in a 60’ by 30’ enclosed court with walls extending 30’ high. The ball routinely travels well over a hundred miles per hour, propelled by a long wooden racquet. It is played in both singles and doubles formats in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The North American Racquets Association is the sport’s governing body in the United States and Canada.

NARA is a voluntary organization currently made up of one representative from each of the North American clubs and a president. We continually welcome input from our members as we are an organization devoted exclusively to our membership’s issues. If you would like to bring something to our attention please contact your club representative. We thank you for your financial support as this allows us to promote the game to our newer members of our clubs. Your club representative can be found below.


The North American Racquets Association, as the governing body of Racquets in North America, acts as the Authority for the laws of Racquets on the continent.


Growing The Game

Of upmost importance to NARA is increasing participation in the great game of Racquets. NARA's initiatives such as the Under-35's Inter-Club Tournament, Kendrick Cup, Pro Training Weekend and the latest addition, The Elite Training Weekend, exist to nurture and advance the level of play in North America.


Tournament Scheduling

NARA's Board sets the schedule for each year's tournaments in North America. Premier tournaments such as the US Open and Western Open provide opportunities for both Amateurs and Professionals from North America and abroad to compete at the highest level of Racquets on the continent. Tournaments such as the Sales Price Walsh, Kendrick Cup and Under-35 provide competition at all skill levels and age ranges.

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NARA aims to preserve and maintain the history and traditions of Racquets in North America.

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